Stichochrysis Pringsheim, 1955
Holotype species: Stichochrysis immobilis E.G.Pringsheim
Original publication and holotype designation: Pringsheim, E.G. (1955). Kleine Mitteilungen über Flagellaten und Algen I. Algenartige Chrysophyceen in Reinkultur. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 21: 401-410.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kristiansen, J. & Preisig, H.R. (2001). Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.
Description: Thallus short unbranched filament, mostly consisting of 2-4 cells. One-2 parietal chloroplasts. Reproduction by transverse division, then the new cells grow correspondingly in length. No swarmers or stomatocysts observed. Found in freshwater in U.S.A. It has been argued, based on studies of original cultures, that this organism in fact is a diatom and not a chrysophyte (Guillard and Hargraves, 1993).
Information contributed by: J. Kristiansen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 29 Jan 2012 by M.D. Guiry.
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Nicholls, K.H. & Wujek, D.E. (2003). Chrysophycean Algae. In: Freshwater Algae of North America. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 471-510. San Diego: Academic Press.
Guillard, R.R.L. & Hargraves, P.E. (1993). Stichochrysis immobilis is a diatom, not a chyrsophyte. Phycologia 32(3): 234-236.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 27 May 2002 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 29 January 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2018.