Microspora sp.
Microspora sp.; the cells are separated by characteristic H-shaped elements (arrows). Such H-shaped cell wall elements also occur in the genus Binuclearia and in the xanthophyte alga Tribonema. (1)
 
Microspora sp. each cell has a single parietal perforated chloroplast resulting in a net-like appearance. Microspora has no pyrenoids which is in contrast to Binuclearia . (2)
 
Microspora sp., same specimen as above, optical longitudinal section showing the single parietal chloroplast and some nuclei (arrowheads). The single chloroplast is in contrast to the Xanthophyte Tribonema which has several chloroplasts. (2)
 
Location: NSG Heiliges Meer, Heideweiher with Sphagnum (1); Wahner Heide near Cologne , ditch with Sphagnum (2)
Habitat: Plankton/ between algae (1); detritus (2)
Date: 26.04.2011 (1); 27.11.2010 (2)
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