Planktothrix

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Planktothrix is a genus in the taxonomic order Oscillatoriales. All members of this order are characterized by coin-like or cylindrical cells joined end-to-end to form simple, unbranched filaments. Planktothrix is common in freshwater phytoplankton assemblages, and may form dense blooms.

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This guide was prepared by Dr. Robin Matthews, the Director of the Institute for Watershed Studies (http://www.wwu.edu/iws/) and a professor of Environmental Sciences at Western Washington University (https://huxley.wwu.edu/people/matther). In addition to this guide she has also written two ebooks (more on the way) on phytoplankton identification (see the "algae books" link on http://www.wwu.edu/iws/) and an online key to the cyanobacteria (http://www.snoringcat.net/cyanobacteria_key/index.html).

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  1. (c) Robin Matthews, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by rmatth, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12282410
  2. (c) Robin Matthews, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by rmatth, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12282412
  3. (c) Robin Matthews, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by rmatth, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12282413
  4. (c) Robin Matthews, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by rmatth, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/12282415
  5. Adapted by Bryan Milstead from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planktothrix
  6. (c) Bryan Milstead, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)

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