Siphonocladus

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Siphonocladus
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Viridiplantae
Phylum: Chlorophyta
Class: Ulvophyceae
Order: Cladophorales
Family: Siphonocladaceae
Genus: Siphonocladus
Species
Siphonocladus tropicus showing segregative cell division.

Siphonocladus is a small genus of green algae, specifically of the Siphonocladaceae.[1][2] The algal body (thallus) is composed of long, club-shaped cells that divide by segregative cell division, followed by the formation of branches that break through the mother cell.

As in other members of the order Cladophorales, cells are multinucleate.

The genus occurs in subtropical or tropical seas, in shallow intertidal and subtidal habitats. Most species are rare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ See the NCBI webpage on Siphonocladus. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Leliaert, Frederik; De Clerck, Olivier; Verbruggen, Heroen; Boedeker, Christian; Coppejans, Eric (2007). "Molecular phylogeny of the Siphonocladales (Chlorophyta: Cladophorophyceae)" (PDF). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 44 (3): 1237–1256. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2007.04.016. PMID 17574874. 

External links[edit]

Scientific references[edit]

Scientific databases[edit]