Zygnemophyceae Slides

This is a collection of slides of desmids that you may have seen in laboratory. The characteristics shown here should help you prepare a data matrix to make an attempt at a cladistic analysis of these genera of zygnemophyceae.

Chlorella (the outgroup)

http://www.nies.go.jp/biology/mcc/images/100images/nies-0642.jpg

Closterium

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Closterium_acerosum.jpg

Netrium

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Netrium_digitus.jpg

Cosmarium

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Cosmarium_tetraophthalmus.jpg

Micrasterias

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Micrasterias_papillifera.jpg

Staurastrum

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Staurastrum_margaritaceum.jpg

Mougeotia

http://sfmicrosoc.org/img/gallery/nehring/mougeotia.jpg

Spirogyra

http://www.plingfactory.de/Science/GruKlaOeko/Teichleben/Algen/Spirogyra.jpg

Zygnema

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Zygnema.jpg

Euastrum

http://www.isis.de/members/~ralfwagner/Bilder/Euastrum_humerosum_var_affine.jpg

Mesotaenium

http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/PDB/Images/Chlorophyta/Mesotaenium/sp_01.jpg