Mesostigmatophyceae Marin & Melkonian, 1999: 400.
Original publication: Marin, B. & Melkonian, M. (1999). Mesostigmatophyceae, a new class of streptophyte green algae revealed by SSU rRNA sequence comparisons. Protist 150: 399-417, 9 figs, 2 tables.
Viridiplantae which in the vegetative stage are unicellular and motile or filamentous with reproduction by bipartition and zoospores. Filaments consist of walled cells each carrying one hair; mature cells are connected by a hollow tube consisting of the cell wall, without plasmodesmata. Motile cells asymmetrical and biflagellate, without a cell wall but covered by scales. Flagellar scales with 3 asymmetrical projections and thus similar to a maple leaf. Flagella of approximately the same length and inserted laterally or subapically. The angle between basal bodies is zero or very small. Sexual reproduction by eggs and spermatozoids or not observed. The new class is supported by 18S rRNA sequences. Algae from freshwater habitats.
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Marin, B. & Melkonian, M. (1999). Mesostigmatophyceae, a new class of streptophyte green algae revealed by SSU rRNA sequence comparisons. Protist 150: 399-417, 9 figs, 2 tables.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.
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