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Description of Synurophyceae

Synurophytes have bilaterally symmetrical silica scales; chlorophyll c1 only - rather than chlorophylls c1 and c2 combined, chloroplasts which usually lack membrane connections to the nucleus, as well as the production of bilaterally symmetrical scales; predominantly freshwater rarely marine, most commonly encountered in acidic or circumneutral waters in cold temperate bogs, ponds, and lakes.

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