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This LifeDesk is devoted to the Red Algal order Batrachospermales. This lineage is one of the few within the red algae to occur in freshwaters.  Species have been reported from locations worldwide. Currently, the genus Kumanoa has the most information. This LifeDesks was started as a means to disseminate our NSF funded research on Kumanoa (DEB0235676) and is continuing under our NSF funded research RedToL: Red Algal Tree of Life (DEB0936855). In 2013 we have been actively adding new content. Please check back often.

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    Kumanoa ambigua trichogyne (a) with attached spermatium (b), Costa Rican specimen.
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