Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen

, Volume 42, Issue 3–4, pp 427–434 | Cite as

Morphological variation ofStromatella monostromatica

  • Ruth Nielsen


Thirty two isolates ofStromatella monostromatica (Dangeard) Kornmann were studied in unialgal culture; extensive morphological variation was documented. The shape of bicellular germlings and development of young plants were similar for all isolates which had globular sporangia. These features are, therefore, the most important diagnostic characteristics of the species. The widespread distribution ofS. monostromatica suggests that this is a cosmopolitan species.


Waste Water Water Management Water Pollution Morphological Variation Diagnostic Characteristic 
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© Biologische Anstalt Helgoland 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Nielsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical MuseumUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagen KDenmark

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