Coleochaetales

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Coleochaete
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Charophyta
Class: Coleochaetophyceae
Bessey ex Woods, 1894
Order: Coleochaetales
Genera

Chaetosphaeridium[1]
Coleochaete

The Coleochaetales are an order of parenchymous charophyte algae,[2] that includes the closest multicellular relatives of land plants.[3] They questionably include the fossil genus Parka.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, M. E. (2004). "Cytokinesis in Coleochaete orbicularis (Charophyceae): an ancestral mechanism inherited by plants". American Journal of Botany 91 (3): 313–20. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.3.313. PMID 21653388. 
  2. ^ "Life History and Ecology of the Coleochaetales". 
  3. ^ Becker, B.; Marin, B. (2009). "Streptophyte algae and the origin of embryophytes". Annals of Botany 103 (7): 999–1004. doi:10.1093/aob/mcp044. PMC 2707909. PMID 19273476.