Lab Gallery: Algae

List of Algae

Green AlgaeRed AlgaeDiatoms
CladophoraGracilariaGomphonema
ClosteriumHypneaNavicula
PhaseolinaPinularia
Pithophora
SpirogyraBlue Green Algae
TrentepohliaAnabaena
Nostoc
Rivularia
Scytonema

 

Link of some useful websites for algae lovers.


Green Algae

Cladophora
Magnification:Description:

Courtesy: Freshwater Algae – Bellinger

 

Closterium
Magnification:Description:

  • 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

 

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

 

Spirogyra
Magnification:Description:

  • 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
Magnification:Description:

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

 


Red Algae

Gracilaria
Courtesy: Omnilexica

 

Hypnea
Courtesy: Marine Algae of Hawai’i

Diatoms

Gomphonema
Courtesy: Diatoms of North America

 

Navicula
Courtesy: Phycokey

 

Pinularia
Courtesy: Wikiwand

Blue Green Algae

Anabaena
Courtesy: Ocean Data Center

 

Nostoc
Courtesy: Plant Science 4 U

 

Rivularia
Courtesy: US Public Health Publ.

 

Scytonema
Courtesy: Land Care Research