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Chroococcus

Chroococcus often has paired hemispherical cells inside a mucilaginous envelope and in large groups.

Genus: Chroococcus

Cyanobacteria (blue green algae)

Chroococcus often has paired hemispherical cells inside a mucilaginous envelope and in large groups. Chroococcus cells are blueish green under the microscope because they lack gas vacuoles.