Identification of 13 Spirogyra species (Zygnemataceae) by traits of sexual reproduction induced under laboratory culture conditions

@article{Takano2019IdentificationO1,
  title={Identification of 13 Spirogyra species (Zygnemataceae) by traits of sexual reproduction induced under laboratory culture conditions},
  author={Tomoyuki Takano and Sumio Higuchi and Hisato Ikegaya and Ryo Matsuzaki and M. Kawachi and F. Takahashi and H. Nozaki},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2019},
  volume={9}
}
The genus Spirogyra is abundant in freshwater habitats worldwide, and comprises approximately 380 species. Species assignment is often difficult because identification is based on the characteristics of sexual reproduction in wild-collected samples and spores produced in the field or laboratory culture. We developed an identification procedure based on an improved methodology for inducing sexual conjugation in laboratory-cultivated filaments. We tested the modified procedure on 52 newly… Expand
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