Hyalochlorella R.O.Poyton, 1970: 185
Holotype species: Hyalochlorella marina R.O.Poyton
Original publication and holotype designation:Poyton, R.O. (1970). The characterization of Hyalochlorella marina n. sp., n. gen., a new colorless counterpart of Chlorella. Journal of General Microbiology 62: 171-188.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Cells mostly solitary, spherical or slightly ovoid, (10)-15-45-(60) µm, without a mucilage envelope. Cell wall of mature cells thick, up to 1 µm, without cellulose. Chloroplast and pyrenoid lacking, the cells achlorophyllous. Food reserves probably stored as glycogen. Asexual reproduction by endogenous formation of numerous, up to 150, spherical aplanospores released by rupture of the mother cell wall. Sexual reproduction and flagellated stages unknown. Hyalochlorella, planktonic, Atlantic Ocean, Northern Hemisphere.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present, which has been flagged as currently accepted taxonomically.
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):
Hyalochlorella marina R.O.Poyton C - type
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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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Cite this record as:
Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:5429