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Taxonomy Detail

Order Sphaeropleales

Sphaeropleales Luerssen 1877.

Original publication: Luerssen, C. (1877). Gründzuge der Botanik. Repetitorium für Studierende der Naturwissenschaften und Medicin und Lehrbuch für politechnische, land- und forstwirtschaftliche Lehranstalten.. pp. i-xi, 1-405. Leipzig.

Authority notes: Emended by Deason et al. 1991

Key References
Buchheim, M.A., Michalopulos, E.A. & Buchheim, J.A. (2001). Phylogeny of the Chlorophyceae with special reference to the Sphaeropleales: a study of 18S and 26S rDNA data. Journal of Phycology 37: 819-835.

Turmel, M., Brouard, J.-S., Gagnon, C., Otis, C. & Lemieux, c. (2008). Deep division in the Chlorophyceae (Chlorophyta) revealed by chloroplast phylogenomic analyses. Journal of Phycology 44(3): 739-750, 4 figs, 3 tables.

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

Baldisserotto, C., Ferroni, L., Giovanardi, M., Boccaletti, L., Pantaleoni, L. & Pancaldi, S. (2012). Salinity promotes growth of freshwater Neochloris oleoabundans UTEX 1185 (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta): morphophysiological aspects. Phycologia 51(6): 700-710.

Cambra, J. & Couté, A. (1988). Observation au M.E.B. des zygotes de Sphaeroplea africana et Sphaeroplea annulina (Chlorophyta, Ulotrichophyceae, Sphaeropleales). Cryptogamie Algologie 9(3): 173-181.

Fuciková, K., Lewis, P.O. & Lewis, L.A. (2014). Putting incertae sedis taxa in their place: a proposal for ten new families and three new genera in Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 14-25.

Fucíková, K., Rada, J.S., Lukesová, A. & Lewis, L.A. (2011). Cryptic diversity within the genus Pseudomuriella Hanagata (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae, Sphaeropleales) assessed using four barcode markers. Nova Hedwigia 93: 29-46.

Garcia, T.S., Bock, C., Sant'Anna, C.L., Bagatini, I.L., Wodniok, S. & Vierira, A.H. (2016). Selenastraceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae): rbcL, 18S rDNA and ITS–2 secondary structure enlightens traditional taxonomy, with description of two new genera, Messastrum gen. nov. and Curvastrum gen. nov. Fottea 17(1): 1-19, 10 figs.

Hegewald, E., & Braband, A. (2017). A taxonomic revision of Desmodesmus serie Desmodesmus (Sphaeropleales, Scenedesmaceae). Fottea, Olomouc 17(2): 191-208, 21 fig., 2 tables.

Hentschke, G.S. & Torgan, L.C. (2010). Desmodesmus e Scenedesmus (Scenedesmaceae, Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae) em ambientes aquáticos na Planície Costeira do Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Rodriguésia 61: 585-601.

John, D.M. (2002). Order Sphaeropleales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 475 only. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Keshri, J.P. & Mallick, P. (2013). On the occurrence of the genera Pediastrum Meyen & Stauridium (Ehrenberg) E. Hegewald (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta) in West Bengal, India with the description of four new taxa. Phykos 43(2): 9-17, 4 pl.

Keshri, J.P. & Mallick, P. (2013). The genus Sorastrum Kützing (Hydrodictyaceae, Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta) from India, with a new species S. philiposianum. Bangladesh J. Plant Taxonomy 20(2): 243-249, 9 fig., 1 table.

Lang, P., Krokowski, J. & Ross, N. (2012). The rare green alga Pediastrum privum (Chlorophyta, Sphaeropleales) in a Scottish kettle loch: new to British freshwaters. The Glasgow Naturalist 25(4): 139-142.

Lee, H.-G., Song, H.J., Kim, D.-S., Cho, C.H., La, H.-J., Oh, H.-M. & Yoon, H.S. (2016). Unique mitochondrial genome structure of the green algal strain YC001 (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta), with morphological observations (Research Note). Phycologia 55(1): 72-78.

McManus, H.A. & Lewis, L.A. (2005). Molecular phylogenetics, morphological variation and colony-form evolution in the family Hydrodictyaceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 44: 582-595.

McManus, H.A. & Lewis, L.A. (2011). Molecular phylogenetic relationships in the freshwater family Hydrodictyaceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), with an emphasis on Pediatrum duplex. Journal of Phycology 47(1): 152-163.

Nielsen, H. (2000). Morphometric analysis of cell wall sculpture in seven infraspecific taxa of Pediastrun boryanum (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta) and its taxonomic implications. Phycologia 39: 36-49.

Rindi, F. (2014). Bringing order to little green balls: new insights from the chlorophycean order Sphaeropleales (Algae Highlights). Journal of Phycology 50(1): 11-13.

Starmach, K. (1972). Chlorophyta III. Zielenice nitkowate: Ulotrichales, Ulvales, Prasiolales, Sphaeropleales, Cladophorales, Trentepohliales, Sipholales, Dichotomosiphonales. In: Flora slodkowodna Polski. Volume 10. (Starmach, K. & Sieminska, J. Eds), pp. 1-750. Warszawa & Krakow: Panstwowe Wyadwnictwo Naukowe.

Temraleeva A.D. (2018). [New species of algae Bracteacoccus bullatus and B. occidentalis (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta) for soil algal flora of Russia]. Questions of Modern Algology 1(16): [1-10]. [in Russian]

Tippery, N.P., Fuciková, K., Lewis, P.O. & Lewis, L.A. (2012). Probing the monophyly of the Sphaeropleales (Chlorophyceae) using data from five genes. Journal of Phycology 48(6): 1482-1493.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Vanormelingen, P., Hegewald, E., Braband, A., Kitschke, M., Friedl, T., Sabbe, K. & Vyverman, W. (2007). The systematics of a small spineless Desmodesmus species, D. costato-granulatus (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae), based on ITS2 rDNA sequence analyses and cell wall morphology. Journal of Phycology 43(2): 378-396, 8 figs, 3 tables.

Wynne, M.J. & Guiry, M.D. (2016). Tetradesmus lagerheimii M.J.Wynne & Guiry, nomen novum, a replacement name for Tetradesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) M.J.Wynne, nom. illeg. (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Notulae Algarum 12: 1 page only.

Wynne, M.J. & Hallan, J.K. (2016 '2015'). Reinstatement of Tetradesmus G. M. Smith (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Feddes Repertorium 126: 83-86.

Zhang, Q., Zheng, L., Li, T., Liu, G. & Song, L. (2018). Morphology and phylogeny of three planktonic Radiococcaceae sensu lato species (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae) from China, including the description of a new species Planktosphaeria hubeiensis sp. nov. Fottea 18(2): 243-255, 5 fig., 2 tables.

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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 26 May 2019.

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