Basichlamys Skuja, 1956
Holotype species: Basichlamys sacculifera (Scherffel) Skuja
Original publication and holotype designation: Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series 4 16(3): 1-404.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Volvocales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 218-225. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..
Description: Colonies contain 4 cells attached to their parental cellular sheath (sac), forming a square. Cells ovoid and somewhat asymmetrical, each with two equal flagella, a stigma, two contractile vacuoles at the base of the flagella, and a massive cup-shaped chloroplast with single pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction by autocolony formation; akinetes sometimes formed. Sexual reproduction isogamous, forming walled aplanozygotes. Basichlamys is rare but cosmopolitan in freshwater. Basichlamys was described for Gonium sacculiferum Scherffel. It is distinguished from Gonium in lacking connections of the cellular sheaths of the constitutive cells, which attach only to the sac. Some authors do not recognize this genus and use Gonium sacculiferum.
Information contributed by: H. Nozaki. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 25 Jan 2012 by M.D. Guiry.
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Nozaki, H., Itoh, M., Watanabe, M.M. & Kuroiwa, T. (1996). Ultrastructure of the vegetative colonies and systematic position of Basichlamys (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 31(1): 67-72, 6 figs, 2 tables.
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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: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 January 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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