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Charophyta
Chara sp reproductive structure.JPG
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked) Archaeplastida
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Charophyta
Included groups

Mesostigmatophyceae
Chlorokybophyceae
Klebsormidiophyceae
Zygnematophyceae
   Zygnematales
   Desmidiales
Charophyceae
   Coleochaetales
   Charales

The Charophyta are a division of green algae,[1] including the closest relatives of the embryophyte plants.[2] In some groups, such as conjugating green algae, flagellate cells do not occur. The latter group does engage in sexual reproduction, and motility does not involve flagella, since they are totally lacking. Flagellate cells in the form of sperm are found in stoneworts (Charales) and Coleochaetales.

Classification

Because they exclude the embryophytes, the Charophyta make a paraphyletic group[3] (although the division Charophyta is occasionally restricted to simply the Charales or stoneworts, which are monophyletic). The Charophyta plus the embryophytes make up the Streptophyta, which is a monophyletic group.

References

  1. ^ Lewis, Louise A.; Richard M. McCourt (2004). "Green algae and the origin of land plants" (abstract). American Journal of Botany 91 (10): 1535–1556. doi:10.3732/ajb.91.10.1535. http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/content/abstract/91/10/1535.  
  2. ^ Karol KG, McCourt RM, Cimino MT, Delwiche CF (December 2001). "The closest living relatives of land plants". Science (journal) 294 (5550): 2351–3. doi:10.1126/science.1065156. PMID 11743201. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=11743201.  
  3. ^ http://tolweb.org/Green_plants/2382

See also

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Wiktionary

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Etymology

From Chara (a genus) + -phyta

Proper noun

Charophyta

  1. (botany): A botanical name for a taxon within kingdom Plantae that includes the stoneworts. The taxon is traditionally given the rank of a division.
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See also

  • alga
  • Chara
  • Charophyceae
  • Chlorokybophyceae
  • Klebsormidiophyceae
  • Mesostigmatophyceae
  • Zygnemophyceae

Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Chara fragilis

Taxonavigation

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Charophyta
Class: Charophyceae
Ordines: Charales - Chlorokybales - Coleochaetales - Desmidiales - Klebsormidiales - Zygnematales

Vernacular names

Magyar: Csillárkamoszatok
Русский: Харовые водоросли
Türkçe: Su şamdanları

References

  • Tree of Life: Green Plants [1]

John O. Corliss (1984) From The kingdom Protista and its 45 phyla

In Kingdom Protista, Assemblage "Chlorobionts"
Phylum Charophyta Rabenhorst, 1863

Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at Charophyta on Wikimedia Commons.

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