Circumscription of the class Ulvophyceae: ultrastructure and morphology

  • Pavel Škaloud
  • Fabio Rindi
  • Christian Boedeker
  • Frederik Leliaert
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Part of the Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa book series (414, volume 13)

Zusammenfassung

The Ulvophyceae K. R. Mattox & K. D. Stewart is one of the main classes of green algae, comprising about 1700 species according to AlgaeBase (Guiry 2012, Guiry & Guiry 2017). Most of this diversity is found in marine coastal waters, while a smaller number of species occurs in brackish, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats. The Ulvophyceae are best known for their macroscopic species (Brodie et al. 2007), but a large, less notable diversity comprise of microscopic species, which are found in marine, as well as in freshwater and terrestrial habitats.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel Škaloud
    • 1
  • Fabio Rindi
    • 2
  • Christian Boedeker
    • 3
  • Frederik Leliaert
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Botany, Faculty of ScienceCharles UniversityPraha 2Tschechische Republik
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e dell’AmbienteUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItalien
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesVictoria University of WellingtonWellingtonNeuseeland
  4. 4.Phycology Research Group, Biology DepartmentGhent UniversityGentBelgien

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