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Vaucheria is a curiousity among the seaweeds. Its build and reproduction varies so much from other seaweeds that this plant has been placed in a separate group in the plant kingdom. It is a pioneer plant, which forms large thick mats on lightly brackish and freshwater tidal flats. This plant catches mud and sand that wash over it. In this way, it helps the flats to grow higher, eventually developing into a salt marsh.
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Vaucheria is a genus of Xanthophyceae or yellow-green algae. It is one of only two genera in the family Vaucheriaceae.[1] The type species of the genus is Vaucheria disperma.[2][3]

Vaucheria exhibits apical growth from the tip of filaments forming mats in either terrestrial or freshwater environments.[2][3] Its filaments form coenocytes with a large central vacuole pushing against the surrounding cytoplasm; the vacuole extends along the entire filament except for the growing tip.[3] The chloroplasts are located on the periphery of the cytoplasm with the nuclei aggregating toward the center near the vacuole.[3]

It has a diplontic life cycle,[4] previously thought to be haplontic.

Some species

References

  1. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Pseudodichotomosiphon". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
  2. ^ a b Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Vaucheria". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  3. ^ a b c d Lee, Robert Edward (2008). Phycology (4th ed.). Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521682770.
  4. ^ van den Hoek, C., D.G. Mann, and H.M. Jahns 1995. Algae: an introduction to phycology, pp. 124, 129. Cambridge University Press (623 pp).


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Vaucheria: Brief Summary

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Vaucheria is a genus of Xanthophyceae or yellow-green algae. It is one of only two genera in the family Vaucheriaceae. The type species of the genus is Vaucheria disperma.

Vaucheria exhibits apical growth from the tip of filaments forming mats in either terrestrial or freshwater environments. Its filaments form coenocytes with a large central vacuole pushing against the surrounding cytoplasm; the vacuole extends along the entire filament except for the growing tip. The chloroplasts are located on the periphery of the cytoplasm with the nuclei aggregating toward the center near the vacuole.

It has a diplontic life cycle, previously thought to be haplontic.

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