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Name derivation:

 

 

Classification:

Heterogloea Pascher 1930; 1 of 4 species descriptions is currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 20132).

Order Heterogloeales; Family Heterogloeaceae

Morphology:

Amorphous gelatinous colonies with globular cells 4-10 m diameter. Vegetative cells may be amoeboid within colony. Zoospores have typical heterokontic flagella, different in length and presence or absence of mastigonemes.

 

Similar genera:

Gleoechloris may be synonymous (Bourelly) although chloroplast position, cell position, and shape of colony seem to merit separation of the genera (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

 

Habitat:

 

 

 

References:

Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 February 2013.