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(division Chlorophyta)

A genus of microscopic green algae which appear to be closely related to Chlamydomonas. The vegetative cells are non-motile and typically occur in gelatinous colonies (e.g. Tetraspora gelatinosa forms amorphous green masses which may be visible to the naked eye). They are found in still freshwater habitats.

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