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A round green flagellate

A round green flagellate glides along and then stops to rest on the surface of an aggregate. Numerous fine green particles are contained inside the flagellate. After a while, the flagellate leaves the particle, giving us a brief glimpse of its long flagellum.

Commentary by Prof. Yuji Tsukii, Hosei University
Depending on the number of flagella, the organism may be Carteria with 4 flagella, or Chlamydomonas with 2 flagella.

As the shape of the cell is almost spherical, and there is a large spherical pyrenoid in the center of the cell, the organism is possibly Carteria globosa.

Sampling Date : 18 October 2009

Sampling Site : Hirose River A  Google Map

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