The nucleus lends my divided cholorophyll some peace: Cylindrotheca

Place: Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai, India.

Description: I went on a field visit as a part of a group to observe various water ecosystems. I collected a water sample from a freshwater pond. I observed rapid motion of this organism and concluded it to be a diatom.


Kingdom:                    Chromista

Subkingdom:              Harosa

Infrakingdom:            Heterokonta

Phylum:                      Ochrophyta

Subphylum:                Khakista

Class:                          Bacillariophyceae

Subclass::                   Bacillariophycidae

Order:                         Bacillariales

Family:                       Bacillariaceae

Genus:                        Cylindrotheca

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