Oocystaenium Gonzalves & Mehra, 1959: 205
Holotype species: Oocystaenium elegans Gonzales & Mehra
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Solitary, fusiform cells, 37-64 x 150-216 &m, not embedded in mucilaginous matrix. Cell walls smooth. Cells with single central nucleus; parietal chloroplasts numerous and discoid to lanceolate, each with single pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction by autospores, 2-4 per sporangium and released by rupture of parental cell wall. Sexual reproduction homothallic and oogamous. Eggs spherical, to 100 µmdiameter, produced singly in oogonium; during maturation rupturing oogonial wall. Spermatia biflagellate with pointed apex; 16 or 32 sperm per antheridium. Gametangial production induced by transfer to fresh medium with high light conditions. Zygote spherical with thick cell wall; in old cultures becoming brick red. Oocystaenium described from soil or planktonic in freshwater puddle; reported only from India and Nepal.
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):
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 09 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:5407