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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Chlorophyta
Classis: Chlorophyceae
Ordo: Oedogoniales
Familia: Oedogoniaceae
Genus: Oedogonium

Oedogonium is a genus of filamentous green algae. Filamentous means the colony is one cell thick. Reproduces in two ways – sexually and asexually. Reproduces sexually through syngamy. The anthridia which produces sperm and the oogonium which produces the egg, release the sperm and egg. The egg and sperm then fuse and form a zygote (2n). The zygote then produces the filamentous green algae which is haploid (1n). The oedogonium can also produce asexually through zoospores. These separate from the parent plant through the zoosporangium and continue to divide producing the filamentous green algae. Oedogium is usually freefloating when mature though it can be attached to plants. Lives in quiet, fresh water. It has a spirally shape with a greenish tinge to it


1. ^ Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Oedogonium". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=43424.

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