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Roya closterioides Desmid Species Outer Hebrides

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Phylum: Charophyta   Family: Mesotaeniaceae

Roya closterioides  Coesel

A recently described species which, as the name suggests, has an affinity with small species of Closterium. It differs in having a single chloroplast with a notch in the centre where the nucleus is situated. Such slender cells are easily overlooked

References: 
Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.J. (2007) Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands

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