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Klebsormidium sp. ASYA20

IMU Code: H-8(a)

Phylum: Charophyta

Class: Klebsormidiophyceae

Genus: Klebsormidium

Strain: Klebsormidium elegans

Origin: Horseshoe Island, Antarctica

Locality: Rock surface-lakeside

Type Culture: 

Isolator: T.Çakmak

Geographical Details : 67°49'57.6"S 67°14'16.4"W

NCBI Accession # : ON729305

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

The filaments are long and robust approximately possed 6.1 µm width. The length-width ratio of the cells is (5min)8.4(11.8max) x (5min) 6.1 (7.4max) µm. The cells sometimes grow in rope-like aggregates and they are cylindrical or barrel-shaped. The cell wall is moderately thickened and H-fragments are prominently present. The chloroplasts are dissected in four or more lobes with a median incision at the edge covering half to ¾ of the cell interior surface. Pyrenoid is large and surrounded by several layers of starch grains. K. elegans cells in liquid media forming submerged tufts whereas on agar forming rough undulating colonies (Mikailyuk,2015).

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