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Ulvophyceae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Chlorophyta
Classis: Ulvophyceae
Ordines: Cladophorales - Codiolales - Dasycladales - Siphonocladales - Trentepohliales - Ulotrichales - Ulvales

Name

Ulvophyceae K.R. Mattox & K.D. Stewart

The Ulvophyceae or Ulvophytes are class of green algae,[3] distinguished mainly on the basis of ultrastructural morphology. The sea lettuce, Ulva, belongs here. Other well-known members include Ulothrix and Acetabularia. The Ulvophytes are diverse in their morphology and their habitat. Most are seaweeds such as those listed above. Others, such as Cladophora, Rhizoclonium and Pithophora live in fresh water and in some areas are considered weeds.

References

1. ^ Stewart KD, Mattox KR (1978). "Structural evolution in the flagellated cells of green algae and land plants". BioSystems 10: 145–152. doi:10.1016/0303-2647(78)90036-9.
2. ^ Adl SM, Simpson AGB, Farmer MA, Andersen RA, Anderson OR, Barta JR, Bowser SS, Brugerolle G, Fensome RA, Fredericq S, James TY, Karpov S, Kugrens P, Krug J, Lane CE, Lewis LA, Lodge J, Lynn DH, Mann DG, McCourt RM, Mendoza L, Moestrup Ø, Mozley-Standridge SE, Nerad TA, Shearer CA, Smirnov AV, Speigel FW, Taylor MFJR (2005). "The new higher level classification of eukaryotes with emphasis on the taxonomy of protists". Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 52 (5): 399–451. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2005.00053.x. PMID 16248873.
3. ^ a b Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2007). "Class: Ulvophyceae taxonomy browser". AlgaeBase version 4.2 World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org/browse/taxonomy/?id=4357. Retrieved 2007-09-23.

* Lewis LA, McCourt RM (2004). "Green algae and the origin of land plants". American Journal of Botany 91: 1535–1556. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.10.1535.

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