Re: [Microscope] Re: Classifying Filamentous Algae
> Good pics, Frez. Unknown 03 could be Mougeotia (affectionatelyIt looks like I might have been faked out by uknown 3. Some more
> referred to as 'elephant snot' (very slimy) by some, it is difficult
> to say. I agree on the Ulothrix clasification, but the Cladophora I
> am unsure about. Did you see periphyses (unpigmented tapering
> branches) on any of the filaments? Cladophora loves nutrient
study and pics point to it being the same as the Cladophora, but at
a stage in its reproduction cycle. There are some more pics in the
folder to reveal this and some showing a one cell taper and another
showing a bud. This is the link that made me think it is Cladophora.
The pic at the link shows a more elongated cell, but it was as close as
I could could get on the net.
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