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Micrasterias furcata

Micrasterias furcata
Scientific classification Edit this classification
(unranked): Viridiplantae
(unranked): Charophyta
Class: Zygnematophyceae
Order: Desmidiales
Family: Desmidiaceae
Genus: Micrasterias
Species:
M. furcata
Binomial name
Micrasterias furcata
Synonyms

Micrasterias furcata is a species of unicellular desmid which inhabits freshwater areas. M. furcata is round, flattened and lobed in body plan.[1]

Description

M. furcata generally has a sphere-like body shape, with five lobes on each side, all 10 of the lobes divide into two other much smaller lobes which makes one side of M. furcata have 15 lobes (while also including those which divide into smaller lobes).[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Brook, Alan J. (1981). The Biology of Desmids. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-04281-6.

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. "Micrasterias furcata". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.


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