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Free Content Batophora Largoensis New Species (Chlorophyta, Dasycladaceae) from South Florida: Morphological and Ultrastructural Evidence

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Morphological, reproductive and ultrastructural characteristics are described for a new species of the genus Batophora, B. largoensis sp. nov., found in the exposed waters off Key Largo, Horida. The seasonal height of reproductive individuals, gametangial and cyst size and wall structure, pigmentation, habitat and fertility of B. largoensis are compared with those for Batophora oerstedi J. Agardh, composing a nearby population. The characteristic red pigmentation of B. largoensis appears to be genetically rather than environmentally controlled while the fertility of the new species is approximately 10 times that of B. oerstedi.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 1984-05-01

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