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Name derivation:

 

Classification:

Stichogloea  Chodat  1897;   4 of 6 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

Order Phaeothamniales
Family 
Phaeothamniaceae

Morphology:

Colonies of groups of 4 spherical cells, each with one or two parietal chloroplasts.  Asexual division by forming autospores and giflagellate zoospores.

Similar genera:

 

Habitat:

Freshwater alpine and northern lakes.

References:

Guiry, M.D. G.M. Guiry  2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 29 July 2013.

 

 

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