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This section presents diagrams of Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidiaceae of the European Lowlands. Some of the diagrams include Spirotaenia condensate, Tortitaenia obscura, Cylindrocystis brebissonii, Mesotaenium Minimum, Netrium digitus var. digitus, Netrium pseudactinotaenium, Gonatozygon kinahanii and Docidium undulatum. The section talks about Mesotaenium, which are cylindrical with rounded poles, straight or slightly curved. Cell sap can be coloured purple by anthocyanin. The section focuses on Netrium, which are fusiform, ellipsoid or cylindrical cells with robust dimensions. It also focuses on Roya, which elongate with rounded or truncate apices, mostly slightly curved. Further, the section explores Spirotaenia, which are cylindrical, ellipsoid or fusiform cells with rounded or acute apices, straight or slightly bent.

Keywords: Cylindrocystis brebissonii; Desmidiaceae; European Lowlands; Gonatozygon kinahanii; Mesotaeniaceae; Mesotaenium Minimum; Netrium pseudactinotaenium; Spirotaenia condensate; Tortitaenia obscura



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