Arch Microbiol 1974 Jul;98(2):147-58
R Soc Open Sci 2021 Mar 3;8(3):201611. Epub 2021 Mar 3.
Department of Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK.
Gamete dynamics theory proposes that anisogamy arises by disruptive selection for gamete numbers versus gamete size and predicts that female/male gamete size (anisogamy ratio) increases with adult size and complexity. Evidence has been that in volvocine green algae, the anisogamy ratio correlates positively with haploid colony size. However, green algae show notable exceptions. Read More
Front Microbiol 2016 14;7:1800. Epub 2016 Nov 14.
Department of Biology, San Diego State University San Diego, CA, USA.
Marine microbes mediate key ecological processes in kelp forest ecosystems and interact with macroalgae. Pelagic and biofilm-associated microbes interact with macroalgal propagules at multiple stages of recruitment, yet these interactions have not been described for . Here we investigate the influence of microbes from coastal environments on recruitment of giant kelp, . Read More
J Integr Plant Biol 2008 Jun;50(6):648-52
Marine Biosystems Research Center, Chiba University, Kamogawa 299-5502, Japan.
By finding some important culture conditions as below, we succeeded in experimentally controlling the whole life history of a dioecious marine green alga, Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C. Agardh. In this study, we focused on the primary and secondary sex ratios (i. Read More
Planta 2004 Jun 27;219(2):253-60. Epub 2004 Mar 27.
Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tohoku University, Aoba-ku, 980-8577 Sendai, Japan.
Protoplasts of the marine coenocytic macrophyte Bryopsis plumosa (Hudson) C. Agardh. [Caulerpales] can easily be obtained by cutting gametophytes or sporophytes with sharp scissors. Read More
Virology 1996 Jun;220(2):267-73
Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis 97331-2906, USA.
Persistent viruses occur intracellularly in brown algae, specifically the Ectocarpales, and as reported here in the genus Feldmannia. Feldmannia species are small (1 mm-several cm), filamentous forms with single-celled meiotic sporangia that normally produce haploid zoospores. In the isolate reported here, spores were not observed in the sporangia but rather numerous (approximately 10(6) per cell) polyhedral viruses are formed in their place. Read More