Flintiella F.D.Ott, 1970
Holotype species: Flintiella sanguinaria F.D.Ott
Original publication and holotype designation: Bourrelly, P. (1970). Les algues d'eau douce. Initiation à la systématique. Tome III: Les Algues bleues et rouges. Les Eugléniens, Peridiniens et Cryptomonadines. pp. 1-512, 5 figs, 138 plates. Paris: Boubée & Cie.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Sheath, R.G. (2003). Red Algae. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology & Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 197-224. San Diego: Academic Press.
Description: Spherical cells united in gelatinous matrix, each with massive, parietal, reddish chloroplast without pyrenoid. Cell diam. 9-20 (45) µm. Reproduction by cell division. Sexual reproduction unknown. Mitosis examined ultrastructurally. Nucleus-associated organelle a polar ring. At prometaphase, 1 or 2 microtubule-containing cytoplasmic invaginations penetrate nucleus at each pole. At metaphase, intranuclear spindle associated with chromosomal plate; nuclear envelope intact except polar gaps. Elongated anaphase interzonal midpiece; breaks down at telophase. Chloroplast constricted by cleavage furrow. Pigments include phycoerythrin, R-phycocyanin, chlorophyll a, zeaxanthin, ß-carotene. Floridean starch grains up to 3.5 µm, an alpha1,4-linked glucopyranoside with 1,6 branches.
Information contributed by: R.G. Sheath. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 4 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Found in Barton Springs, Austin, Texas (USA) in autumn. Total solids 513 mg 1-1, 301 mg 1-1 O3-1, pH 6.9.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
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
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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 March 2019.