Diplocystis J., 1896: 92
Holotype species: Diplocystis browneae (J.Agardh) J.Agardh
Currently accepted name for the type species: Agardhinula browneae (J.Agardh) De Toni
Original publication and holotype designation:Agardh, J.G. (1896). Analecta algologica, Continuatio III. Lunds Universitets Års-Skrift, Andra Afdelningen, Kongl. Fysiografiska Sällskapets i Lund Handlingar 32(2): 1-140, 1-8 [index], 1 plate.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Agardhinula.
Description: Medium-sized cell (50 - 70 µm), somewhat flattened, constricted in the middle and thus divided in 2 parts, one of which has a short conical process. It multiplies by division. Only known from alcohol-preserved specimens. May be a synonym of Ptychodiscus Stein (1883). Diplocystis Cleve is a later homonym of Diplocystis Trevisan, Diplocystis Berkley and Curtis (1869) and Diplocystis Agardh (1896). Marine plankton, tropical to temperate waters of the southern Atlantic and Indian Ocean.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present.
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is currently accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Information contributed by M. Elbrächter and may now be outdated.
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 May 2013.