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Description of Prasinococcus

Unicellular coccoid cells lacking flagella and eyespot; with a single parietal chloroplast with a pyrenoid; surrounded by a thick wall, comprising a well- defined thin inner layer and a very thick mucilaginous outer layer; ring-shaped collar is present in one area of the wall, surrounded by large holes in the wall; marine picoplanktonic.

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