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Systematic part

  • Pavel Škaloud
  • Fabio Rindi
  • Christian Boedeker
  • Frederik Leliaert
Chapter
Part of the Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa book series (414, volume 13)

Zusammenfassung

Thalli microscopic or macroscopic, including filamentous, pseudoparenchymatous, tubular or blade-like forms, attached, free-floating, endophytic or shell-boring. Cells uni- or multinucleate, generally possessing a single parietal chloroplast with one to several pyrenoids. Life history variable, with isomorphic or heteromorphic diplohaplontic cell cycle. In some members, sexual life cycle unknown. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate or quadriflagellate zoospores. Sexual reproduction by biflagellate isogametes or anisogametes formed by unisexual or bisexual thalli, often parthenogenetic. Motile cells are naked, uncovered by body scales.

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Škaloud
    • 1
  • Fabio Rindi
    • 2
  • Christian Boedeker
    • 3
  • Frederik Leliaert
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityPraha 2Tschechische Republik
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell’AmbienteUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItalien
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNeuseeland
  4. 4.Phycology Research Group, Biology DepartmentGhent UniversityGentBelgien

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