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ORDER TETRASPORALES Lemmermann

Phylum Chlorophyta

Thallus of small, non-motile cells of chlamydomonine structure, embedded usually without order in a gelatinous matrix, of indefinite or definite form. Cells uninucleate, with a single cup or plate-like chloroplast.

Reproduction: Reproduction by fragmentation, by zoospores or by isogametes with zygotic meiosis where known.

Taxonomic notes: An order of largely fresh-water or soil taxa, probably closely related to the Volvocales.

References: The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia Part I

Author: H.B.S. Womersley

Publication: Womersley, H.B.S. (31 May, 1984)
The Marine Benthic Flora of Southern Australia
Part I
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