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thalloid

(thăl′oid′) also

thalloidal

(thə-loid′l)
adj.
Of, resembling, or constituting a thallus.
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The Boulder Patch algal community contains several loose-lying forms of algae that are typically recognized as attached thalloid and leafy red and brown algal species.
Similarly, Agarum clathratum and Saccharina longicruris, as well as a cadre of small thalloid and filamentous species, are also absent from the Boulder Patch flora.
According to a recent synthesis (Crandall-Stotler & Stotler, 2000), the phylum Marchantiophyta (liverworts) is divided into three classes, the small early divergent Haplomitriopsida, Marchantiopsida (complex thalloids) and Jungermanniopsida (simple thalloid and leafy).
The leafy and simple thalloid liverworts have quadrilobed sporocytes, whereas the sporocytes of complex thalloids are generally unlobed.
The widespread and conspicuous simple thalloid liverwort Pallavacinia was a favorite subject of the early cytologists who described quadrilobing of the sporocyte and the quadripolar origin of the spindle (e.
Such a "dorsiventral bifacial" thalloid structure is considered probable in the ancestry of land plants, according to some theories of land-plant origin (cf.