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Description of Isochrysis

Coccolithophores, cells generally elongate, ellipsoid, dorsiventrally flattened, but metabolic and occasionally subspherical, flagella two inserted subapically, directed anteriorly or posteriorly during swimming, heterodynamic. Haptonema rudimentary, very short, barely detectable with the light microscope, chloroplast one, parietal, with pyrenoid bulging on inner face, small oval body-scales present; very small scales also covering the haptonema, marine, planktonic.


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