Trichocyte (algae)

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Trichocyte in algae are cells which grow on the outside of the thallus, from which hairs grow.[dubious ][verification needed] In algae, trichocytes grow principally over the summer; their growth is mediated by water temperature and day length.[1]


  1. ^ Judson, B.L.; Pueschel, C.M. (2002), "Ultrastructure of trichocyte(hair cell) complexes in Jania adhaerens(Corallinales, Rhodophyta)", Phycologia, 41 (1): 68–78, doi:10.2216/i0031-8884-41-1-68.1