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Family Scotinosphaeraceae

Scotinosphaeraceae Skaloud, Kalina, Nemjová, De Clerck & Leliaert, 2013: 126.

Type of name: Scotinosphaera Klebs 1881

Source: Skaloud, P., Kalina, T., Nemjová, K. De Clerck, O. & Leliaert, F. (2013). Morphology and phylogenetic position of the freshwater green microalgae Chlorochytrium (Chlorophyceae) and Scotinosphaera (Skotinosphaerales, ord. nov., Ulvophyceae). Journaal of Phycology 49(1): 115-129.

Original publication: Skaloud, P., Kalina, T., Nemjová, K. De Clerck, O. & Leliaert, F. (2013). Morphology and phylogenetic position of the freshwater green microalgae Chlorochytrium (Chlorophyceae) and Scotinosphaera (Skotinosphaerales, ord. nov., Ulvophyceae). Journaal of Phycology 49(1): 115-129.

Description:
Thallus microscopic, free-living, consisting of solitary uninucleate unicells, often with local stratified cell wall thickenings. Chloroplast forming a net of numerous radiating and anastomosing lobes expanding from two or more pyrenoids toward the cell periphery. Pyrenoid matrix dissected by numerous anastomosing cytoplasmatic channels. Asexual reproduction by zoospores and autospores. Sporogenesis initiated with accumulation of secondary carotenoids in the cell periphery, followed by a quickly repeated mitosis without parallel cell wall synthesis. Zoospores biflagellate, naked, produced in high numbers. Free-living, rarely endophytic, freshwater or aeroterrestrial.

Comments:
Family with a single genus.

Key References
Skaloud, P., Kalina, T., Nemjová, K. De Clerck, O. & Leliaert, F. (2013). Morphology and phylogenetic position of the freshwater green microalgae Chlorochytrium (Chlorophyceae) and Scotinosphaera (Skotinosphaerales, ord. nov., Ulvophyceae). Journaal of Phycology 49(1): 115-129.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 September 2018.

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