Lab Gallery: Algae

List of Algae

Green AlgaeRed AlgaeDiatoms
CladophoraGracilariaGomphonema
ClosteriumHypneaNavicula
CharaPolysiphoniaPinnularia
Caulerpa
CephaleurosBrown Algae
ChrysimeniaDictyota
HidrodictyonPadina
NitellaSargassum
Oedogonium
PhaseolinaEuglenoids
PithophoraEuglena
Rhizoclonium 
Stigeoclonium 
SpirogyraBlue Green Algae
TrentepohliaAnabaena
UlvaGloeotrichia
Nostoc
Oscillatoria
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
Magnification:Description:

  • 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