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1 April 2012 The First Report of the Coccoid Green Alga Echinocoleum from North America and a Description of a new Species, E. Flocculosum (Trebouxiophyceae, Oocystaceae) from Kansas and Michigan
Daniel E. Wujek
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Abstract

A new green chlorococcoid alga, Echinocoleum flocculosum sp. nov., is described. It was collected from Stoney Lake. Kalamazoo County, and Miller's Marsh, Charlevoix County, Michigan, and in Kansas from a residual streambed pool near Fall River, Greenwood County, and a pond in an old oxbow depression at Lawrence, Douglas County. It is characterized by being a free floating single celled or immobile aggregate colony. Individual cells are spherical and contain a cup-shaped chloroplast with a single pyrenoid. All cells bear characteristic mucilage protuberances giving the cell an overall starshaped appearance.

Daniel E. Wujek "The First Report of the Coccoid Green Alga Echinocoleum from North America and a Description of a new Species, E. Flocculosum (Trebouxiophyceae, Oocystaceae) from Kansas and Michigan," Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 115(1/2), 41-45, (1 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1660/062.115.0107
Published: 1 April 2012
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