Definition of Genus Nitella
1. Noun. Fragile branching stoneworts.
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Characeae, Family Characeae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nitella
Literary usage of Genus Nitella
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supplement to the English Botany of the Late Sir J. E. Smith and Mr. Sowerby by William Jackson Hooker, William Borrer, James Sowerby (1834)
"... he includes in his genus Nitella. Of these characters one must be given up, as the Cham figured at t. 2738 of the present Work, which has striated walls ..."
2. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by Sir William Jackson Hooker (1849)
"... iu the genus Chara, of five cells, which form a simple circle, and sometimes spread themselves in the form of a star; while, in the genus Nitella, ..."
3. Handbook of Practical Botany for the Botanical Laboratory and Private Student by Eduard Strasburger, William Hillhouse (1900)
"We must, however, take the genus Nitella, for Cham has completely invested, usually calcified, and therefore opaque, internodes, and it is the internodes ..."
4. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The species are all aquatic, and are found in almost all parts of the world, but are most common in temperate countries. In the genus Nitella, the structure ..."
5. A Laboratory Manual in Elementary Biology: An Inductive Study in Animal and by Emanuel Roth Boyer (1894)
"Chara fragilis is selected for this study on account of its abundance and general distri - bution; but the closely allied genus Nitella, is more desirable, ..."
6. Microscopic Botany: A Manual of the Microscope in Vegetable Histology by Eduard Strasburger (1887)
"We must use the genus Nitella, since the internodes of the genus Chara have an opaque outer layer which renders them unserviceable for our ..."