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Rhizoclonium sp.1

Rhizoclonium sp.1 photoIn natural habitat.
Photo Data
: Bang Kaew Samut Songkhram
: 0.2 m
Rhizoidal filaments are not found on this species. The plant is similar to Ch. ligustica however its cells are shorter (40-60 µm in length) and thicker (25-40 µm in diameter) and have fewer nuclei (1-4 nuclei) in each cell. The cell walls are also thicker (<4 µm). The plants drift on the bottom or entangle with other substrates in very calm areas such as brackish water aquaculture ponds or canals.

Rhizoclonium sp.1 photo2
Microscopic view of fresh specimen.
Rhizoclonium sp.1 photo3
Microscopic view of haematoxylin stained specimen (black spots in each cell showing nuclei).