Pedinomonadales Moestrup, 1991: 131.
Source: Marin, B. (2012). Nested in the Chlorellales or independent class? Phylogeny and classification of the Pedinophyceae (Viridiplantae) revealed by molecular phylogenetic analyses of complete nuclear and plastid-encoded rRNA operons. Protist 163: 778-805, 6 figs, 4 tables.
Original publication: Moestrup, Ø. (1991). Further studies of presumedly primitive green algae, including the description of Pedinophyceae class. nov. and Resultor gen. nov. Journal of Phycology 27: 119-133.
Usually growing in freshwater or soil habitats. Cell length in flagellate stages up to about 7 (10) µm. Flagellum inserted in a shallow groove; flagellar length about 1-2 times the cell length. Immature no. 2. basal body measuring about 120-250 nm; flagellar apparatus containing one or two rhizoplasts; basal body displacement by nearly one basal body diameter. Cells without theca; non-flagellate palmelloid stages covered by mucilage. Last but one base pair in Helix 46 of the nuclear 18S rRNA is G-C instead of C-G; base pair 6 of Helix [H61] in the plastid-encoded 16S rRNA is U-G instead of GA.
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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 22 September 2018.
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