Tychonema

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Tychonema is a genus in the taxonomic order Oscillatoriales. All members of this order are characterized by cylindrical cells joined end-to-end to form simple, unbranched filaments. Tychonema is fairly uncommon in freshwater phytoplankton assemblages, but will occasionally form 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/13661224
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  3. (c) Robin Matthews, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by rmatth, https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/13661324
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