Introduction Desmarestia
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Desmarestia

Index

Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

(click on this sporophyte for more Desmarestia images)
sporophyte seaweed pressing

In these pages you can learn about seaweeds of the genus Desmarestia (Taxonomy), a brown alga found primarily in cold-water habitats worldwide but originated in Antarctica. This alga has a heteromorphic Life History thus sporophytes (shown above) are hard to find here in the waters of Northern California during the winter, though they are very common in the spring and summer. There are many images of Desmarestia to be seen on these pages, while at the Morphology page be sure to check out Cellular Morphology to get a glimpse under the microscope!

Index Taxonomy Life History Morphology Antarctica Acknowledgements

© 2005 Ashley Maloney

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