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Taxonomy Detail

Family Selenastraceae

Selenastraceae Blackman & Tansley 1903.

Source: Krienitz, L., Ustinova, I., Freidl, T. & Huss, V.A.R. (2001). Traditional generic concepts versus 18S rRNA gene phylogeny in the green algal family Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 852-865.

Taxonomic notes:

Six clades assigned to known genera of Selenastraceae: Kirchneriella, Nephrochlamys, Raphidocelis, Rhombocystis, Selenastrum, Tetranephris (Krienitz et al. 2011). They note that four other clades, Ankistrodesmus-like I and II and Monoraphidium-like I and II, require further investigation.

Chlorococcales/ Sphaeropleales ?

Key References
Krienitz, L., Ustinova, I., Freidl, T. & Huss, V.A.R. (2001). Traditional generic concepts versus 18S rRNA gene phylogeny in the green algal family Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 852-865.

Krienitz, L., Bock, C., Nozaki, H. & Wolf, M. (2011). SSU rRNA gene phylogeny of morphospecies affiliated to the bioassay alga "Selenastrum capricornutum" recoverd the polyphyletic origin of crescent-shaped Chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 880-893.

Fawley, M.W., Dean, M.L., Dimmer, S.K. & Fawley, K.P. (2006). Evaluating the morphospecies concept in the Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 142-154.

References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fanés Treviño, I., Suárez Santiago, V. Sánchez Castillo, P.M. & Comas González, A. (2009). Relaciones entre morfología y filogenia en la familia Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae). Algas, Soc. Esp. Ficología 42: 7-8.

Garcia, T.S., Bock, C., Sant'Anna, C.L., Bagatini, I.L., Wodniok, S. & Vierira, A.H. (2016). Selenastraceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae): rbcL, 18S rDNA and ITS–2 secondary structure enlightens traditional taxonomy, with description of two new genera, Messastrum gen. nov. and Curvastrum gen. nov. Fottea 17(1): 1-19, 10 figs.

Marvan, P., Komárek, J. & Comas, A. (1984). Weighting and scaling of features in numerical evaluation of coccal green algae (genera of Selenastraceae). Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 67 (Algological Studies 37) : 363-399, 13 fig., 5 tables.

Silva, D., Sant'Anna, C.L., Tucci, A. & Comas, A. (2013). New planktic species of Kirchneriella Schmidle (Chlorophyceae, Selenastraceae) from Brazilian freshwaters. Braz. J. Bot. 36(2): 153-157, 4 fig., 2 tables.

Wang, W.-L., Liu, S.-L. & Chen, P.-C. (2005). Studies on the morphotype alternation in Monoraphidium sp. (Selenastraceae, Chlorophyta). Cryptogamie 26: 243-257.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 May 2019.

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