Story: Life in fresh water

Spirogyra (2nd of 3)


Spirogyra (inset) is a green alga that contains one or more very distinctive spiral-shaped chloroplasts in each cell. When its long filaments grow together they can form thick mats. It is very common in ponds and ditches.

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Roger Young, 'Life in fresh water - Plants and recyclers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 October 2022)

Story by Roger Young, published 24 Sep 2007