a colony where the number of cells is fixed at the time of reproduction
a group of cells forming a structured, fixed colony such as Scenedesmus
a colony of a fixed number of cells
A type of colony with a genetically-predetermined morphology and number of cells; each cell of the parent colony can produce an autocolony that is an exact replica of the parent colony
a colony with a set number of cells, typically some power of 2.
A coenobium (plural coenobia) is a colony containing a fixed number of cells, with little or no specialization. They occur in several groups of algae. The cells are often embedded in a mucilaginous matrix and may be motile or non-motile.