Images made through a microscope. All subject types.
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This is a very strange occurrence. I have observed Spirogyra sexual reproduction in many species. Usually if the two filaments (+/-) have slightly shorter or longer cells, this will often cause two adjacent male cells to try and form an association with the same female cell (one accepting the male gamete). Since there is one zygote in the female cell, would this mean that this is a 3N instead of 2N zygote? Very interesting.