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Name derivation:




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

Order Heterogloeales; Family Heterogloeaceae


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).







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.