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  • Morphology: Large flattened cells without pyrenoids, straight furrow opens drop-like at its end, large furrow-gullet ejectosomes
  • Cell size: 35-41 x 18-20 x 13-17µm
  • Only cryptomorphs known (IPC made of polygonal plates)

Additional Diagnostic Characters

Molecular signatures


Slide CRYP.E.005 maintained at the Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Cologne (CCAC)

Epitype Strain

CCAC 0064 deposited at the CCAC

Available DNA Sequences of Epitype Strain

Other C. ovata strains

M0848, M1097, M1098, M1171 (ASW without number), NIES 274


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