Common Alga growing on damp surfaces?

Janice M. Glime jmglime at MTU.EDU
Sun Sep 20 09:43:15 EST 1998


> 
> What is the correct botanical name for the algae that invaribly colonise
> damp surfaces e.g. moist perlite on surface of plant containers,also  is
> there a simple protocol for demonstrating the cellular structure to
> students, many thanks
> Bernard Brennan

In most cases it seems to be Chlorella - a one-celled and ubiquitous green
alga.  Others are possible, however, and Oscillatoria is common on soil of
flower pots.  Chlamydomonas also will grow on the soil.  
Janice
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