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Summary

This animation presents the reproductive cycle of a green algae: The Ulva or "water lettuce" (Ulva lactuca).

This cycle is characterized by the regular alternating haploid (gametophyte) and diploid (sporophyte) generations, which are of the same importance and are morphologically identical.

Learning goals

  • Illustrate the sexual reproduction of an algae.

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The Ulva is a green algae with a foliated thallus, fixed on rocks by a sucker.

The stages of the sexual reproduction are as follows:

  • The diploid generation (2n chromosomes) named

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