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spirogyra-1 - cellulose cell wall. Growth. Each cell can...

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Spirogyra 1 Spirogyra Spirogyra is a member of the Algae. These are simple plants ranging from single-celled organisms ( Chlamydomonas, Euglena ) to complex seaweeds. They contain chlorophyll and make their food by photosynthesis. Spirogyra is a filamentous alga. Its cells form long, thin strands that, in vast numbers, contribute to the familiar green, slimy ‘blanket weed’ in ponds. Seen under the microscope, each filament consists of an extensive chain of identical cells. Each cell contains a helical chloroplast, a nucleus, cytoplasm and a vacuole enclosed in a
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Unformatted text preview: cellulose cell wall. Growth. Each cell can divide transversely and grow to full size thus increasing the length of the filament. When the filament breaks, this is a form of asexual reproduction but there is a sexual process called conjugation. cell wall cytoplasm chloroplast nucleus vacuole Single cell of spirogyra strand of cytoplasm chloroplast nucleus cell wall 3D representation of spirogyra cell structure D.G. Mackean strand of cytoplasm...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course BIO 218 taught by Professor Young during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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