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Taxonomy Detail

Class Klebsormidiophyceae

Klebsormidiophyceae C.Hoek, D.G.Mann & H.M.Jahns, 1995: 445.

Type of name: Klebsormidiales K.D. Stewart & K.R. Mattox 1975

Original publication: Hoek, C. van den, Mann, D.G. & Jahns, H.M. (1995). Algae. An introduction to phycology. pp. i-xiv, 1-623. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Description:
Unbranched filaments, typically with a single pyrenoid for storage of starch reserves, and and one or two chloroplasts against the inner side of each cell. Cell division by the formation of a cleavage furrow, but apparently neither a phragmoplast nor a cell plate is formed. Phragmoplast absent. Reproduction by asexual fragmentation, in which the filament fractures into pieces, each of which develops into a new filament. Sexual reproduction unknown. Species of <i>Klebsomidium</i> have been known to produce biflagellated zoospores. These motile spores swim away, eventually settling to develop into a new filament. The spores are covered with small square scales similar to those in certain chlorophyte green algae, but also possess features characteristic of land plants. The two flagella are inserted asymmetrically, and lie over a multilayered structure (MLS).

Key References
Hoek, C. van den, Mann, D.G. & Jahns, H.M. (1995). Algae. An introduction to phycology. pp. i-xiv, 1-623. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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

Holzinger, A., Lütz, C. & Karsten, U. (2011). Desiccation stress causes structural and ultrastructural alterations in the aeroterrestrial green alga Klebsormidium crenulatum (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta) isolated from an alpine soil crust. Journal of Phycology 47(3): 591-602.

Karsten, U. & Rindi, F. (2010). Ecophysiological performance of an urban strain of the aeroterrestrial green alga Klebsormidium sp. (Klebsormidiales, Klebsormidiophyceae). European Journal of Phycology 45(4): 426-435.

Kitzing, C. & Karsten, U. (2015). Effects of UV radiation on optimum quantum yield and sunscreen contents in members of the genera Interfilum, Klebsormidium, Hormidiella and Entransia (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). European Journal of Phycology 50(3): 279-287.

Mikhailyuk, T.I., Sluiman, H.J., Massalski, A., Mudimu, O., Demchenko, E.M., Kondratyuk, S.Y. & Friedl, T. (2008). New streptophyte green algae from terrestrial habitats and an assessment of the genus Interfilum (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Journal of Phycology 44: 1586-1603.

Rindi F., Mikhailyuk T.I., Sluiman H.J., Friedl T. & López-Bautista J.M. (2011). Phylogenetic relationships in Interfilum and Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 58(2): 218-231.

Rindi, F., Ryšánek, D. & Škaloud, P. (2017). Problems of epitypification in morphologically simple green microalgae: a case study of two widespread species of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Fottea, Olomouc 17(1): 78-88.

Skaloud, P. (2006). Variation and taxonomic significance of some morphological features in European strains of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Nova Hedwigia 83: 533-550.

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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 19 November 2018.

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