Gallery of Desmids by Jan Parmentier & Wim van Egmond
Bambusina can only be distinguished from other filamentous groups (Spirogyra etc.) because each cell has the typical mirror-image symmetry.
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When you want to read more about these algae, a good start is the beautiful book of Hilda Carter-Lund and John WG Lund, 'Freshwater Algae', Biopress Ltd 1995, a book with really amazing pictures.
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