Rhododraparnaldia R.G.Sheath, A.Whittick & K.M.Cole, 1994
Holotype species: Rhododraparnaldia oregonica R.G.Sheath, A.Whittick & K.M.Cole
Original publication and holotype designation: Sheath, R.G., Whittick, A. & Cole, K.M. (1994). Rhododraparnaldia oregonica, a freshwater red algal genus and species intermediate between the Acrochaetiales and the Batrachospermales. Phycologia 33: 1-7.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Description: Crimson-colored filaments up to 15 cm long with barrel-shaped axial cells which have a distinctly larger diam. (17.3-30.1 &m) than that of lateral branches (4.3-8.5 &m). Unique spermatangial stalks produce two types of spermatangia at their tips. Carpogonium is borne on an undifferentiated branch and has a swollen, cylindrical base and thin trichogyne. Carposporophyte spherical, compact mass of short gonimoblast filaments. Carposporangia spherical up to 8 &m in diam. Carpospores germinate into a chantransia (= pseudochantransia) phase with cells 5-7 ( 16-38 &m; this phase produces gametophyte. DAPI relative fluorescence values twice as high for gonimoblast cells, carposporangia and chantransia cells as for the gametophyte vegetative cells and gametangia. Pit plugs have two cap layers, the outer one typically domed. Nuclei in early mitotic prophase have one layer of perinuclear ER, a single-layered polar ring and chromatin associated with the nucleolus.
Information contributed by: R.G. Sheath. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 5 Oct 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Found in two mountain streams in Oregon (U.S.A.); the type locality has moderate current velocity (35-61 cm s-1), temperatures 8-11%C, pH 8.3 and specific conductance 30 &S cm-1. This species has characteristics of both the Acrochaetiales and Batrachospermales.
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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
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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 20 August 2019.