palmella stage

noun
variants: less commonly

palmella form

Definition of palmella stage

  1. :  a colonial aggregate of immobile nonflagellated individuals occurring regularly in the life cycle or in response to increased firmness of medium of some flagellated green algae or plantlike flagellates (as members of the genera Euglena and Chlamydomonas)

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Origin and Etymology of palmella stage

so called because originally thought to be a member of the genus Palmella


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