Charophyceae


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in some classifications: contains only the order Charales

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However, a detraction from the Mattox and Stewart (1984) proposals was their consideration (in a "phylogenetic tree") of Charophyceae as a "primitive" group among green algae, based on structure of "swarmers" (motile cells), a mistaken conclusion that could have been avoided through application of sound cladistic methodology to ultrastructural and biochemical data (as discussed by Bremer, 1986).
What can be said, morphologically, is that algae belonging to the Charophyceae, particularly forms like Coleochaete.
A review and development of a considerable body of evidence has indicated the phylogenetic significance of Charophyceae to land-plant origins.