Jaoa K.C., 1964
Holotype species: Jaoa prasina (C.-C.Jao) K.C.Fan
Original publication and holotype designation: Fan, K.C. (1964). A new family name and a new generic name in the Chlorophyceae. Acta Phytotax. Sin. 9: 101.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Substitute name for Coelodiscus Jao 1941, non H. Baillon 1858. - (1 Mar 2007) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Plants globular or lenticular in shape, 1-6 cm in diameter, hollow and pseudoparenchymatous, attached by simple or branched rhizoids. Thallus 2 or 3 layered outer cells small and pyriform or conical, inner cells large and spherical. Cells uninucleate with single parietal chloroplast and several pyrenoids. Asexual reproduction by quadriflagellate zoospores, 4 to 16 produced in each of many slightly modified outer cells. Sexual reproduction unknown. Jaoa grows on stones in running water and endophytically in Cladophora. Reported from China and Europe. It was suggested that J. endophytica is synonymous with Ectochaete endophytica (Moebius) Wille because it possesses hairs.
Information contributed by: D. M. John. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 23 Sep 2007 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species names in the database at present.
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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: 27 September 2004 by Robert Wilkes
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 January 2019.