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.
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)
- Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Pleurotaenium". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.
- AlgaTerra database
- Index Nominum Genericorum
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