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


Aerophytic – plant or alga that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain; usually growing on other leaves or stems of plants, but also on other substrates such as rocks.

Akinete – a thick-walled resting spore, produced through the differentiation of a vegetative cell, and functioning in asexual reproduction

Amyloplast – colorless, starch-storing plastid

Anisogamous – flagellate gametes of different sexes being different in size, the females being larger than the males

Annular – ring-shaped

Antheridium – male reproductive structure


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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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