Gametophyte-sporophyte coalescence in populations of the intertidal carrageenophyte Mazzaella laminarioides (Rhodophyta)


Mazzaella laminarioides has consistently been reported as a typical coalescent/clump species with a triphasic life history of the Polysiphonia-type in which the haploid gametophyte is the predominant phase with respect to the diploid sporophyte. Preliminary observations of intertidal populations revealed that, in some instances, cystocarpic and tetrasporic… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10811-007-9238-8


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