Action of Cell Wall Autolysins in Asexual Reproduction of Filamentous Green Algae: Evidence and Species Specificity

  • U. G. Schlösser
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Simple filamentous green algae do not differentiate into somatic and reproductive parts; all, or nearly all, cells are able to reproduce. They might be suited for investigations on reproduction physiology because, unlike unicellular green algae, vegetative growth is not necessarily connected with a reproduction process. In cultures the vegetative development (cell growth and divisions within the filaments and occasional fragmentation into long filaments) can be strictly separated from reproduction (formation and liberation of reproduction units, whether or not preceded by differentiating nuclear divisions).


Green Alga Asexual Reproduction Unicellular Green Alga Cross Wall Sporulation Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. G. Schlösser
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  1. 1.Sammlung von AlgenkulturenPflanzenphysiologisches Institut der UniversitätGöttingenGermany

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