Month: January 2013

The most slender Closterium

Suddenly a whole bunch of Closterium -algae in several water samples. Normally you only see one or two per sample.  And what would it be? It did not fit perfectly anywhere. It resembled very much Closterium aciculare, but both Coesel & Meesters (2007) en Ruzicka (1977) and also John & Williamson (2009) state that the width should be at least 4 µm. These were way under (3-3,9 µm). And very, very slender: 240-390 µm, which made the length/width ratio climb to 70-104. And it was strangely curvy.   Further more the ends of the cells were not more neither less beak-like, like Co...
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