Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Chlorophyta
Class: Bryopsidophyceae
Order: Bryopsidales
Family: Dichtomosiphonaceae
Genus: Dichotomosiphon
A. Ernst, 1902
  • D. marinus
  • D. salinus
  • D. tuberosus

In taxonomy, Dichotomosiphon is a genus of algae in the family Dichotomosiphonaceae.[1] This genus is distinguished from all other members of the Bryopsidales by its oogamous reproduction and freshwater habitat. In both vegetative and reproductive aspects, it is remarkably similar to the genus Vaucheria, which is a member of the unrelated class Xanthophyceae.[2]


External links

Scientific references

  • PubMed references for Dichotomosiphon
  • PubMed Central references for Dichotomosiphon
  • Google Scholar references for Dichotomosiphon

Scientific databases

  • NCBI taxonomy page for Dichotomosiphon
  • Search Tree of Life taxonomy pages for Dichotomosiphon
  • Search Species2000 page for Dichotomosiphon
  • AlgaeBase
  • AlgaTerra database
  • Index Nominum Genericorum