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Prof. Dodel-Port on the Fertilisation of Red Seaweeds by Infusoria

    Naturevolume 20pages463465 (1879) | Download Citation



    IN a recent number of the excellent periodical Kosmos, Dr. A Dodel-Port, the eminent Zurich botanist, has published the results of a series of observations made by him regarding the part played by some infusoria in the fertilisation of a certain species of red seaweeds or Floridese, viz., Polysiphonia subulata, T. Ag. The paper is of biological importance, since it forms, as far as our knowledge extends, the first record of a possible participation of animals in the fertilisation of cryptogams, which in itself seems an interesting pauallel to the relations existing between insects and phanerogams. We have pleasure, therefore, in presenting our readers with an abstract, the illustrations for which have been placed at our disposal through the kindness of the author and of the publishers of Kosmos.

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