General characteristics of Volvocales

  • Plant body is unbranched filamentous, but in ulvaceae it is parenchymatous or foliaceous.
  • Cell are uninucleate and contain chloroplast of different types like C shaped,  axial or parital etc.
  • These are  found in fresh water. e. g. Ulothrix some are grown in brackish water marine water and also on soil.
  • Plant body is unicellular and multicellular  colonial in habitat.
  • They reproduce both sexually and asexually.  Asexual reproduction by zoospore, aplanospore,  hypnospore etc. , Sexual by isogamy, anisogamy, oogamy etc.

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