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Taxonomy Detail

Family Ulvellaceae

Ulvellaceae Schmidle, 1899: 57.

Type of name: Ulvella P.Crouan & H.Crouan

Source: Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, [1]-288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

Original publication: Schmidle, W. (1899). Algologische Notizen. XIII. Allgemeine botanische Zeitschrift für Systematik, Floristik, Pflanzengeographie 5: 39-41.

Microscopic and macroscopic organisms composed of branched filaments that may form pseudoparenchymatous masses, often growing on or in other organisms, more rarely free-living. Cells uninucleate, containing a single parietal chloroplast with one or more pyrenoids. Colourless hairlike projections (setae) are present or absent; when produced, they are nonseptate and anucleate. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate, triflagellate or quadriflagellate zoospores. Sexual reproduction anisogamous, rarely isogamous; gametes biflagellate. Sporangia and gametangia are morphologically identical, flask-shaped with a single papillate exit aperture, formed from any vegetative cell. Motile cells are formed by sequential cleavages of the parent cell, and are released by rupture of the exit papilla. Sexual life history includes an alternation of isomorphic phases, with meiosis occurring at the first division of the sporangia.

Key References
Huisman, J.M. (2015). Algae of Australia: marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 1. Green and brown algae. pp. [i]-viii, 1-320, 56 figs, 14 pls. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.

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

Nielsen, R., Gunnarsson, K., Daugbjerg, N. & Petersen, G. (2014). Description of Ulvella elegans sp. nov, and U. islandica sp. nov. (Ulvellaceae, Ulvophyceae) from Iceland - a study based on morphology of species in culture and tufA gene sequences. European Journal of Phycology 49(1): 60-67.

Nielsen, R., Petersen, G., Seberg, O., Daugbjerg, N., O'Kelly, C.J. & Wysor, B. (2013). Revision of the genus Ulvella (Ulvellaceae, Ulvophyceae) based on morphology and tufA gene sequences of species in culture, with Acrochaete and Pringsheimiella placed in synonymy. Phycologia 52(1): 37-56.

O'Kelly, C.J. & Floyd, G.L. (1983). The flagellar apparatus of Entocladia viridis motile cells, and the taxonomic position of the resurrected family Ulvellaceae (Ulvales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 19: 153-164.

Zhu, H., Leliaert, F., Zhao, Z.-J., Xia, S., Hu, Z.-Y. & Lu, G.X. (2015). Ulvella tongshanensis (Ulvellaceae, Chlorophyta), a new freshwater species from China, and an emended morphological circumscription of the genus Ulvella. Fottea, Olomouc 15(1): 95-104.

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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 21 February 2019.

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