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Gymnodinium catenatum is a chain-forming naked dinoflagellate, with a variable morphology depending on whether it occurs in a chain or single cell. The cingulum is descending (displaced up to 20 % cell length). The sulcus extends from the antapex to the apex, which is surrounded by an apical groove. Cells contain many chloroplasts and have a large centrally placed nucleus

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