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This section presents reference books and articles relevant to the study of Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands. Most members of the family Desmidiaceae are characterized by a marked cell sinus dividing the cell into two distinctly separated semi cells. Some of the genera of the family Desmidiaceae are Actinotaenium, Docidium, Haplotaenium, Pleurotaenium and Tetmemorus. Actinotaenium cells are omniradiate, short-cylindric, ellipsoid or broadly fusiform, in the middle slightly constricted and with broadly rounded or truncated apices. Docidium cells are omniradiate, elongate cylindric, straight or irregularly curved, with a shallow sinus and truncate or truncately rounded apices. Haplotaenium cells are omniradiate, elongate cylindric, straight or irregularly curved, with a very shallow sinus and broadly rounded or truncately rounded apices. Pleurotaenium cells are omniradiate, more or less cylindric, straight or irregularly curved, with a shallow sinus and truncate or truncately rounded apices. Tetmemorus cells elongate, straight, with a shallow, open sinus.

Keywords: Actinotaenium; Desmidiaceae; Docidium; European Lowlands; Haplotaenium; Mesotaeniaceae; Pleurotaenium; Tetmemorus

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