Trichothyra R.& J. , 1986
Holotype species: Trichothyra irregularis R.Nielsen & McLachlan
Original publication and holotype designation: Nielsen, R. & McLachlan, J. (1986). Acrochaete marchantiae comb. nov. and Trichothyra irregularis gen. et. sp. nov. with notes on other species of small filamentous green algae from St. Lucia (West Indies). Nordic Journal of Botany 6: 515-524.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Thalli comprising small tufts of irregularly branched filaments. The most characteristic feature is the formation of relatively short hyaline hairs with slightly swollen base, separated by a wall from ordinary cell below. Vegetative cells with a parietal, somewhat reticulate chloroplast. Sporangia of same shape and size as vegetative cells, except for exit papilla formed through basal part of hair if one present in vegetative condition. Swarmers, produced after sequential division of protoplast, either quadriflagellate zoospores or biflagellate, probable anisogametes. Unilateral germination into plants similar to parental plants. Recorded only once epiphytic on Cladophora sp. in the Caribbean.
Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 29 Aug 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 29 August 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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