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Taxonomy Detail

Family Meiodiscaceae

Meiodiscaceae S.L.Clayden & G.W.Saunders, 2010: 298.

Source: Kamiya, M., Lindstrom, S.C., Nakayama, T., Yokoyama, A., Lin, S.-M., Guiry, M.D., Gurgel, F.D.G., Huisman, J.M., Kitayama, T., Suzuki, M., Cho, T.O. & Frey, W. (2017). Rhodophyta. In: Syllabus of Plant Families, 13th ed. Part 2/2 Photoautotrophic eukaryotic Algae. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. [i]-xii, [1]-171. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

Original publication: Clayden, S.L. & Saunders, G.W. (2010). Recognition of Rubrointrusa membranacea gen. et comb. nov., Rhodonematella subimmersa gen. et comb. nov. (with a reinterpretation of the life history) and the Meiodiscaceae fam. nov. within the Palmariales (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 49(3): 283-300.

Description:
In habit epiphytic on macroalgae or epi/endozoic on invertebrates. Filaments of the basal system laterally coherent with cell fusions forming a monostromatic, pseudoparenchmatous disc, or an endozoic network of anastomosing filaments (possibly lacking cell fusions). Erect filaments free, branched or unbranched with tetrasporangia borne at the apices, cruciately divided. Chloroplasts parietal, discoid to ribbon-like, several per cell, lacking pyrenoids, becoming diffuse with age. Life history direct by presumably apomeiotic tetrasporangia, each subtended by a regenerative stalk cell; sexual cycles unknown. B-phycoerythrin.

Key References
Clayden, S.L. & Saunders, G.W. (2010). Recognition of Rubrointrusa membranacea gen. et comb. nov., Rhodonematella subimmersa gen. et comb. nov. (with a reinterpretation of the life history) and the Meiodiscaceae fam. nov. within the Palmariales (Rhodophyta). Phycologia 49(3): 283-300.

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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 15 November 2018.

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