Mougeotia

Mougeotia

 

a genus of widely distributed green algae of the order Zygnematales of the subclass Conjugatae. It includes about 80 species, which live in freshwater and often form a “scum.” The microscopic, unbranched threads of Mougeotia consist of a row of elongated cells, each of which contains one or two lamellate chromatophores with two or more pyrenoids. The algae reproduce from pieces of the threads or, less frequently, by nonmotile spores. After conjugation, they reproduce by means of zygotes.

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Some genera of green filamentous algae, as Bulbochaete, Oedogonium, Mougeotia and Spirogyra, were distinguished only in vegetative groups, based on the cells diameter and length, due to the absence of reproductive structures in the analyzed individuals.
To date, similar NEO-like chimeric photoreceptors have only been identified in a few cryptogams; two were isolated from the green alga Mougeotia scalaris Hass.
The diatoms Navicula, Nitzchia, Synedra, Eunotia, Pinnularia and the green algae Closterium, Mougeotia, and Ankistrodesmus were recurrent members of the algal community.
Physiological ecology of a species of the filamentous green alga Mougeotia under acidic conditions: Light and temperature effects on photosynthesis and respiration.