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The Mesotaeniaceae are a small family of unicellular green algae known as the "saccoderm desmids". The Mesotaeniaceae appear to be sister or ancestral to the Zygnemataceae. The desmids are a deep branching group of Zygnemataceae. Spirotaenia was found to be a basal green alga.[1]


The Mesotaeniaceae includes the following genera:[2]


  • Endospira Brébisson, nom. inval., is a synonym of Spirotaenia
  • Entospira Kuntze, 1898 is a synonym of Spirotaenia
  • Polytaenia A.J.Brook, 1997, nom. illeg., is a synonym of Tortitaenia


  1. ^ Gitzendanner, Matthew A.; Soltis, Pamela S.; Wong, Gane K.-S.; Ruhfel, Brad R.; Soltis, Douglas E. (2018). "Plastid phylogenomic analysis of green plants: A billion years of evolutionary history". American Journal of Botany. 105 (3): 291-301. doi:10.1002/ajb2.1048. ISSN 0002-9122. PMID 29603143.
  2. ^ Guiry, M. D.; Guiry, G. M. (2016). "AlgaeBase". National University of Ireland. Retrieved .
  3. ^ AlgaeBase Mesotaeniaceae

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