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Tetraspores are red algae spores produced by the tetrasporophytic (diploid) phase in the life history of algae in the Rhodophyta as a result of meiosis.[1] The name is derived from the 4 spores that form after this meiosis, the division is of three kinds: cruciate, zonate and tetrahedral.[1]


  1. ^ a b Jones, W.E. Revised and reprinted 1964. A Key to the genera of the British seaweeds.Field Studies. Vol 1 (4) pp.1 - 32