Pediastrum sp.

This light micrographs shows a colony (autocolony) of the green algae: Pediastrum sp. It is a photoautotrophic, nonmotile coenobial (fixed number of cells)  algae that inhabits freshwater environments. “…Pediastrum reproduces asexually by producing autocolonies. The protoplast of each parent cell gives rise to a biflagellate zoospore for each cell in the parent colony. The zoospores are…