Nautocapsa H.Ettl & O.Ettl, 1959
Holotype species: Nautocapsa neustophila (Czosnowski) H.et O.Ettl
Original publication and holotype designation: Ettl, H. & Ettl, O. (1959). Zur Kenntnis der Klasse Volvophyceae. II. Neue oder wenig bekannte Chlamydomonadalen. Archiv für Protistenkunde 104: 51-112, 4 pls.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Solitary cells embedded in conspicuous, slightly colored, yellow ochraceous, mucilaginous envelope, the latter often with an expanded lip near water surface and open end at base. Vegetative cells 10-15 x 6-7.5 &m, cylindrical and nonflagellated, with rounded ends and papilla at apical end. Cell walls smooth and thin. Cells uninucleate with two apical contractile vacuoles. Single chloroplast cup-shaped, with stigma and conspicuous, submedian pyrenoid surrounded by starch sheath. Asexual reproduction by bi- or quadriflagellate zoospores; 4 spores per sporangium; released by rupture of sporangial wall and migration of swarmers from common envelope. Sexual reproduction unknown Nautocapsa planktonic in freshwater, associated with water surface; reported only from Europe.
Information contributed by: D. Garbary & A. Couté. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2 Jul 2012 by Michael Guiry.
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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: 17 September 2004 by Robert Wilkes
Verified by: 02 July 2012 by Michael Guiry
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