Lab Gallery: Algae

List of Algae

Green AlgaeRed AlgaeDiatoms
CladophoraGracilariaGomphonema
ClosteriumHypneaNavicula
CharaPolysiphoniaPinnularia
Caulerpa
CephaleurosBrown Algae
Chrysimenia (?)Dictyota
HidrodictyonPadina
NitellaSargassum
Oedogonium
PhaseolinaEuglenoids
PithophoraEuglena
Rhizoclonium 
Stigeoclonium 
SpirogyraBlue Green Algae
TrentepohliaAnabaena
UlvaGloeotrichia
Nostoc
Oscillatoria
Rivularia
Scytonema

 

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Green Algae

Cladophora
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Courtesy: Freshwater Algae – Bellinger

 

Closterium
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  • Fusiform, crescentifom or lunate shaped unicellular green algae.
  • Two halves or semicells joined at middle by isthmus region with single nucleus.
  • Two elongated or rod shaped chloroplast in each semi cells.
  • Polar nodule present at both tips of semi cells.
Courtesy: Robin Khan

 

Chara
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Courtesy: Phycokey

 

Caulerpa
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Courtesy: Yacht and Port Agent Montenegro

 

Cephaleuros
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Courtesy: Nigel Cattlin/Science Source

 

Chrysemenia
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Courtesy:

 

Hydrodictyon
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Courtesy: Source here.

 

Nitella
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Courtesy: Alchetron

 

Oedogonium
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Courtesy: Flickr

 

Phaseolina
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  • Branched, moniliform filamentous green algae.
  • Uninucleate cells are spherical to pyriform ( pear shaped).
  • Single massive chloroplast.
Courtesy: Robin Khan

 

Pithophora
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Courtesy: Alchetron

 

Rhizoclonium
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Courtesy: Microcosmos

 

Stigeoclonium
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Courtesy: Pinterest

 

Spirogyra
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  • Multicellular filamentous green algae covered by mucilaginous sheath.
  • Unbranched filaments with cylindrical cells.
  • Ribbon shaped spirally arranged chloroplast with pyrenoid.
  •  Single nucleus is stranded in the center by cytoplasmic strands.
Courtesy: Robin Khan

 

Trentepohlia
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  • Uniseriate, filamentous green algae.
  • Erect Branched filaments arising from a prostrate system.
  • Large quantity of carotenoid pigment present.
Courtesy: Abulais Shomrat

 

Ulva
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Courtesy: The Seaweed Site

Red Algae

Gracilaria
Courtesy: Omnilexica

 

Hypnea
Courtesy: Marine Algae of Hawai’i

 

Polysiphonia
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Courtesy: Radboud University

Diatoms

Gomphonema
Courtesy: Diatoms of North America

 

Navicula
Courtesy: Phycokey

 

Pinularia
Courtesy: Wikiwand

Brown Algae

Dictyota
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Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Padina
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Courtesy: Khaled Bin Sultan Living Oceans Found.

Sargassum
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Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Euglenoids

Euglena
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Courtesy: Wikipedia

Blue Green Algae

Anabaena
Courtesy: Ocean Data Center

 

Gloeotrichia
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Courtesy: iNaturalist

 

Nostoc
Courtesy: Plant Science 4 U

 

Oscillatoria
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Courtesy: Nature Vision

 

Rivularia
Courtesy: US Public Health Publ.

 

Scytonema
Courtesy: Land Care Research