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Desmid (single-celled)
Example - genus Closterium


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Further details:
What are desmids

Name : Desmids

Size : Wide range amongst species
ca 10 µm - 1 mm

Where to find them : Planktonic, or on vegetation, particularly neutral to acidic waters.

Notes : An attractive and varied group of algae. Although species vary widely in shape, they share the feature of being divided into two equal halves (semicells) which are often mirror images. A distinct constriction between the two semicells or gap in the plastids is usually seen.

Classification :
Kingdom - Protoctista, Phylum - Gamophyta

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