Hydrodictyon

Hydrodictyon

 

a genus of freshwater green algae of the order Protococcales. There is only one species in the USSR, H. reticulatum. The thallus is about 1 m long, and the plant resembles a free-floating saccular net. The sides of the loops are formed by separate multinuclear cells about 1.5 cm long. In asexual reproduction the zoospores (there are as many as 20,000 in a single cell), which are in the maternal cell, develop into a new net. The sexual process is isogamous.

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The species of algae from India were identified including Tolypotryx (a blue-green algae type) and five were green algae Hydrodictyon, Spirogyra, Cladophora, Rhizoclonium and Pithophora.
Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda Diacanthos belenophorus Korsikov sensu Korsikov Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Dictyosphaerium elegans Bachmann Korsikov Ankistrodesmus spiralis (Turner) Dimorphococcus lunatus Braun Lemmermann Ankistrodesmus stipitatus Golenkinia radiata Chodat (Chodat) Komarkova-Legnerova Chlorella vulgaris Beijerinck Golenkiniopsis solitaria (Korsikov) Korsikov Coelastrum cambricum Archer Hydrodictyon reticulatum Lagerheim Coelastrum microporum Nageli Kirchneriella lunaris Kirchn.
Hydrodictyon reticulatum was reported to actively remove 67.