|A Valonia species cultivated in an aquarium|
Valonia is a genus of green algae in the Valoniaceae family. The cells have multiple nuclei and many chloroplasts, each with a pyrenoid. The cells of some species are very large, up to 2 cm in diameter. In some species the colonies maintain a symmetrical shape but in others they do not. Some species have been extensively used for studies of ion-exchange and water potential across biological membranes.
The genus Ventricaria is now regarded as a synonym of Valonia.
- "Algaebase". Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- See the NCBI webpage on Valonia. Data extracted from the "NCBI taxonomy resources". National Center for Biotechnology Information. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
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