An algebraic approach to the morphology of the Desmidiaceae: Symmetries in the family of the Desmidiaceae
Martello, Gian Vittorio
In this work we analyze the symmetries present in a family of green algae, the Desmidiaceae, which more than any other exhibits a multiplicity of forms. The algebraic analysis of their structures allowed to recognize, on the basis of the large iconography available, 27 morphological types characterized by many sets of symmetries (W1-W27). Among these symmetries group structures are frequent, and among the latter, Abelian groups.