Scagelia occidentale is a relatively small, 4-8 centimeters in height, red filamentous alga. It was first noted by (Kylin) E.M. Wollaston, July of 1922 in Friday Harbor, Washington, U.S.A. (Kylin 1925). It has a triphasic life cycle with both gonimoblast and tetraspores have been observed.
I first met this alga on the second day of class when I was keying it out for a lab I had to make a slide to be able to see some structures and to make a permanit slide mount. Well that slide turned out really well, displaying both pit plugs and the cell structure, so I decided to pick Scagelia occidentale as my alga.
Thanks for looking at my project! Hope you find it interesting.
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May 8, 2008
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University of Washington Friday Harbor Labs