Monomastigales R.E. Norris ex Melkonian & Marin 2010.
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.
Cells solitary, swimming in freshwater, about 3.5–21 µm long. A single immature (no. 2) flagellum accompanied by a mature (no. 1) basal body. Cells with one chloroplast, or sometimes with two chloroplasts. Eyespot posterior, or lacking. Scales mainly consisting of protein, flattened, rounded to elliptical, uniformly reticulate. Cells mostly with trichocysts. The second base pair of Helix 41 in the plastid-encoded 16S rRNA [H1086: bp 1088/1097] is U-A instead of G-C.
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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 23 February 2019.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:96784