Zoospores in Scenedesmus obliquus

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Science  27 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3600, pp. 1673-1674
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3600.1673


In basal medium without a nitrogen source a 3-day-old culture of Scenedesmus obliquus produced zoospores, which were biflagellated, had a parietal chloroplast, lacked a pyrenoid, and were apparently not walled. Identical results were produced with new clones. A reconsideration of the relationships and classification of this organism is now essential.