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What is the species of spirogyra?

Spirogyra, (genus Spirogyra), any member of a genus of some 400 species of free-floating green algae (division Chlorophyta) found in freshwater environments around the world. Named for their beautiful spiral chloroplasts, spirogyras are filamentous algae that consist of thin unbranched chains of cylindrical cells.

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Regarding this, are there different kinds of cells in spirogyra?

Spirogyra is very common in relatively clear eutrophic water, developing slimy filamentous green masses. Spirogyra has a cell wall, nucleus, pyrenoid and spiral chloroplasts.

Subsequently, question is, is spirogyra a Thallophyta? Examples of Thallophyta: Green algae – Ulothryx, Cladophora, Spirogyra, Ulva, and Chara; Red algae – Batra, Polysiphonia; Brown algae – Laminaria, Fucus, Sargassum.

Correspondingly, what is scientific name of spirogyra?

spirogyra. noun. Any of various filamentous freshwater green algae of the genus Spirogyra, having chloroplasts in spirally twisted bands. Origin of spirogyra. New Latin Spīrogéra genus name Latin spīra coil ; see spire 2.

Where is spirogyra found?

Spirogyra is a large genus (about 400 species) of freshwater green algae found in shallow ponds, ditches and amongst vegetation at the edges of large lakes, generally growing free-floating. It often grows in short-lived ('ephemeral') ponds that build up during wet weather, and dry up subsquently.

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