Gallery of Desmids by Jan Parmentier & Wim van Egmond

Closterium

 



Closterium

  Desmids can be found in all kinds of shapes. Species from the genus Closterium all have an elongated often curved cell. The cell wall looks smooth but if you observe it in closer detail you see thin ribbons. Remarkable features are the tiny crystals that move within the small cavities at the outer ends of the cell.

The ribbon-like chloroplasts also show circular pyrenoids; food storage devices.

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