Scenedesmus (sken-ee-des-mus) a common non-flagellated chlorophyte alga. Like all chlorophytes, Scenedesmus has a cell wall made of cellulose. The genus is comprised of species, all of which have clusters of four cells with spines emerging from the termini. Plastids with chlorophylls a and b and giving them a bright green colour. Differential interference contrast. This picture was taken by Linda Amaral Zettler, and David Patterson of material from the freshwater Lamont Pond (New York State, USA). Image copyright: L Amaral-Zettler and D. J. Patterson, image used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Lamont Pond, freshwater, New York
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