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Microchlamys patella
Disk made by Gobiella in the cell wall of an algae

Genus Gobiella Cienkowski, 1881

Diagnosis: Medium to large vampyrellids penetrating algal cells by removing a disk-shaped part of the cell wall. Distinguished from Vampyrella by having irregular cysts.

Microchlamys patella
Empty cells with holes and a disk which was left behind by Gobiella. It is remarkable that this was the only disk observed in the culture. It is not clear what happened with the other disks.
Ferry Siemensma, created March 2, 2019; last modified February 03, 2021
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