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Hydrodictyon .sp
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Hydrodictyon sp. Roth, 1800

Common Names:Water Net


The colony is a network of cylindrical to broadly ovoid cells joined together in polygonal configerations. The entire colony is a closed cylindrical sac consisting of thousand of cells or simply a flat sheet.

Read more about the Chlorococcales order.
Read more about the Hydrodictyaceae family.

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Life Cycle

The colony may fragment into separate colonies. Asexual reproduction is by means of biflagellate zoospores while sexual reproduction is via biflagellate isogametes. The gametes escape from the parent cell and fuse outside to form zygotes. Each zygote produces 4 zoospores that increase in size and in turn divide to form 50-100 zoospores each. These zoospores are released into a common vesicle where they arrange themselves in a flat plate-like meshwork to form a new coenobium.


Bold, H. C., C. J. Alexopoulos & T. Delevoryas, 1987. Morphology of plants and fungi. Harper & Row, New York. (5th ed.). 912pp.

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