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Coccomyxa subellipsoidea

IMU Code: W-1(a)

Phylum: Chlorophyta

Class: Trebouxiophyceae

Genus: Coccomyxa

Strain: Coccomyxa subellipsoidea

Origin: Horseshoe Island, Antarctica

Locality: Snow microalgae covering the snow surface

Type Culture: 

Isolator: T.Çakmak

Geographical Details : 67°49'52"S 67°14'17"W

NCBI Accession # : ON753816

General Maintenance Conditions


Temperature: 15 °C/10 °C (D/N)

Light source: mix of warm-white & cool-white fluorescent lamps

Intensity:3200 lux (maximum)

Light period:16/8 h L/D

Media: BBM

Morphological Features of  Species

Coccomyxa cells are ovoid or ellipsoidal in shape. The cells measured 3-4× 5-7 µm. Chloroplasts are large and parietal without pyrenoids.

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