Pleurotaenium

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Pleurotaenium
Pleurotaenium drawing.jpg
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Pleurotaenium
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  • Pleurotaenium Nageli

In taxonomy, Pleurotaenium is a genus of green algae, specifically of the Placoderm desmids (Desmidiaceae).[1]

Morphology[edit]

Long, cylindrical, bilaterally symmetrical unicells with blunt ends. Ring-like thickening in the central area where the two semicells join. In a good specimen, very delightful to look at due to obvious intracellular activity, especially at the ends.

Reproduction[edit]

Asexual: cells arise from the partitioned parent cell

Sexual: Conjugation (transmission of DNA through nucleus fusion to form a hypnozygote or zygospore, which is a term for a zygote that lies dormant until optimal conditions arise)

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  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Pleurotaenium. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.

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