Sexuality in Chodatella

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Science  23 Aug 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3843, pp. 809-810
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3843.809


The unicellular green alga Chodatella longiseta Lemm. is described as reproducing solely by the production of autospores; however, it is also capable of oogamous sexual reproduction. Division of a single cell produces 8, 16, or 32 sperms which, upon release. attach to nonmotile cells. Fusion takes place, and a thick-walled resistant zygospore develops.

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