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Taxonomy Detail

Class Mamiellophyceae

Mamiellophyceae Marin & Melkonian, 2010: 306.

Source: Ruggiero, M.A., Gordon, D.P., Orrell, T.M., Bailly, N., Bourgoin, T., Brusca, R.C., Cavalier-Smith, T.C., Guiry, M.D. & Kirk, P.M (2014). A higher level classification of all living organisms. Plos One 10(4): e0119248.

Original publication: Marin, B. & Melkonian, M. (2010). Molecular phylogeny and classification of the Mamiellophyceae class. nov. (Chlorophyta) based on sequence comparisons of the nuclear- and plastid-encoded rRNA operons. Protist 161: 304-334.

Description:
Eukaryotic algae, growing in water. Cells usually solitary, with 2 flagella (equal to subequal, or unequal), or a single flagellum, or lacking a flagellum. A single chloroplast, surrounded by two membranes, with chlorophylls a and b, nearly always with prasinoxanthin. Cells sometimes with two chloroplasts. Eyespot posterior, or lacking. Cells and/or flagella covered by scales in 1-2 layers, or without scales. Scales flattened, rounded to elliptical, mostly ornamented like a spider web with concentric ribs, or uniformly reticulate. Cells and flagella lacking an inner layer of small square scales. Algae predominantly inhabiting marine water, but also freshwater. The first pair of Helix E23_12 in the nuclear 18S rRNA is G-U instead of A-U.

Key References
Marin, B. & Melkonian, M. (2010). Molecular phylogeny and classification of the Mamiellophyceae class. nov. (Chlorophyta) based on sequence comparisons of the nuclear- and plastid-encoded rRNA operons. Protist 161: 304-334.

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

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Mamiellophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 14. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Simon, N., Foulon, E., Grulois, D., Six, C., Desdevises, Y., Latimier, M., Le Gall, F., Tragin, M., Houdan, A., Derelle, E., Jouenne, F., Marie, D., Le Panse, S., Vaulot, D. & Marin, B. (2017). Revision of the genus Micromonas Manton et Parke (Chlorophyta, Mamiellophyceae), of the type species M. pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke and of the species M. commoda van Baren, Bachy and Worden and description of two new species based on the genetic and phenotypic characterization of cultured isolates. Protist 168(5): 612-635.

Subirana, L., PĂ©quin, B., Michely, S., Escande, M.-L., Meilland, J., Derelle, E., Marin, B., Piganeau, G., Desdevises, Y., Moreau, H. & N.H. Grimsley (2013). Morphology, genome plasticity and phylogeny in the genus Ostreococcus reveal a cryptic species, O. mediterraneus sp. nov. (Mamiellales, Mamiellophyceae). Protist 164(5): 643-659, 5 fig., 1 table.

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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 12 November 2018.

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