palmelloid

palmelloid

[päl′me‚lȯid]
(botany)
Pertaining to a colony of cells that aggregates in a gelatinous matrix, as is characteristic of blue-green algae.
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[1F.sub.[1-3]]), one filament of a green alga consisting of four cells (cell length 8-9.6 [micro]m, width 3.2 [micro]m), sarcinoid alga (four cells), and palmelloid aggregations of unicellular green algae were seen.
Similarly, the sparse epilithic cryptophyte population suppressed by UV radiation in this study was in a nonmotile palmelloid phase.