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The tetrasporaphyte is a phase in the life history of algae which bear tetrasporangia.[1] This phase is usually morphologically similar to the gametophyte phase.[2]


  1. ^ Maggs, C.A. and Hommersand, M.H. 1993. Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 1 Rhodophyta Part 3A Ceramiales. p.416. Natural History Museum, London. ISBN 0-11-310045-0
  2. ^ Round, F.E. 1965. The Biology of the Algae.p.32. Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd