Silva, Paul C. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
Moe, Richard L. Department of Botany, University of California, Berkeley, California.
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An order of filamentous freshwater green algae (Chlorophyceae) with unique morphological features including (1) an elaborate method of cell division that results in the accumulation of apical caps, (2) zoospores and antherozoids with a subapical crown of flagella, and (3) a highly specialized type of oogamy. There is a single family, Oedogoniaceae, comprising three genera. See also: Chlorophyceae
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