Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Algae Corner with me, Dr. West Bishop! We have an exciting episode today, our first “Algae After Dark” episode, talking about how algae reproduce. We're going to be covering a broad overview of how algae reproduce, including different types of reproduction methods, More specifically, we’ll also delve into a couple groups of algae and talk in detail about how each of those reproduce.
The last group we’ll talk about today are the desmids, or streptophytes. They can produce asexually through different spores, like aplanospores and akinetes. However, the neat thing about the desmids is how they reproduce sexually. There are a lot of different ways, but I want to focus in on one called conjugation.