Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 180–184 | Cite as

A new species ofZygnemopsis (zygnemataceae) and its reproduction cycles

  • Wei Yin-xin


The morphology and reproduction cycles of a new species,Zygnemopsis hubeiensis Wei are described and illustrated for a culture homothallic strain collected from Wuhan, Hubei, China. The asexual reproduction is by parthenospores, aplanospores and akinetes. The major events of the sexual cycle, including the genuflection of reproductive cells, gametangial development, gamete formation, gamete fusion, zygote formation, zygospore development, and zygospore germination are observed.

Key words

Zygnemopsis hubeiensis reproduction cycles isogamous homothallism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Yin-xin
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  1. 1.Institute of HydrobiologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhan

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