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Order Nephroselmidales

Nephroselmidales Nakayama, Suda, Kawachi & Inouye, 2007: 696.

Type of name: Nephroselmis Stein 1878

Original publication: Nakayama, T., Suda, S., Kawachi, M. & Inouye, I. (2007). Phylogeny and ultrastructure of Nephroselmis and Pseudoscourfieldia (Chlorophyta), including the description of Nephroselmis anterostigmatica sp. nov. and a proposal for the Nephroselmidales ord. nov. Phycologia 46: 680-697.

Description:
Unicellular algae with chlorophylls <i>a</i> and <i>b</i>. Vegetative cells monadoid, compressed. Chloroplast single, with a pyrenoid penetrated by thylakoids. Flagellate cells with two unequal flagella. Shorter flagellum extending anteriorly. Longer flagellum extending posteriorly. Flagella covered by small pentagonal/square scales, rod-shaped scales and T- and P1-hairs. Cells covered by small square scales and other small scales. Cells with or without large spiny scales. Flagellar apparatus without 2s root and multilayered structure; with merged rhizoplast from two basal bodies, extending to the pyrenoid region of the chloroplast. Habitat usually marine, rarely in freshwater.

Taxonomic notes:

According to Nakayama et al. (2007: 696), the class Nephroselmidophyceae (Nephrophyceae) Cavalier-Smith 1993 contains one order, Nephroselmidales Nakayama, Suda, Kawachi & Inouye. At present, the latter contains the single family Nephroselmidaceae Pascher ex Silva. The family Pycnococcaceae Guillard, including Pseudoscourfieldia and Pycnococcus, is a possible member of the order.

Key References
Nakayama, T., Suda, S., Kawachi, M. & Inouye, I. (2007). Phylogeny and ultrastructure of Nephroselmis and Pseudoscourfieldia (Chlorophyta), including the description of Nephroselmis anterostigmatica sp. nov. and a proposal for the Nephroselmidales ord. nov. Phycologia 46: 680-697.

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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 23 September 2018.

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