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, former Director of the Institute for Watershed Studies (http://www.wwu.edu/iws/) and professor emeritus at Western Washington University. 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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