Odontella aurita

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Odontella aurita
Odontella aurita cells.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Phylum: Heterokontophyta
Class: Bacillariophyceae
Order: Centrales
Suborder: Biddulphiineae
Family: Eupodiscaceae
Genus: Odontella
Species: O. aurita
Binomial name
Odontella aurita
((Lyngbye) C. A. Agardh, 1832)

Odontella aurita is a diatom and the type species of genus Odontella. The easiest way to identify this species is by recognizing the very distinct shape of the cells belonging to this genus.

Species description[edit]

Two or more labiate processes per valve. Numerous chloroplasts lying against the cell walls. Cells in straight chains.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tomas, C. R., Hasle G. R., Syvertsen, E. E., Steidinger, K. A., Tangen, K., Throndsen, J., Heimdal, B. R., (1997). Identifying Marine Phytoplankton, Academic Press.

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