Helminthonema Kützing, 1841: 27
Holotype species: Helminthonema defractum (Velley) Kützing
Original publication and holotype designation:Kützing, F.T. (1841). Über die "Polypieres calciféres" des Lamouroux. In: Zu der öffentlichen Prüfung sämmtlicher Classen der Realschule zu Nordhausen...1841. (Kützing, F.T. Eds), pp. 3-34. Nordhausen: Realschule.
Taxonomic status: uncertain, requiring further investigation.
Originally assigned to the algae, this genus represents animal eggs. Its name is retained in botanical nomenclature for purposes of homonymy. - (13 Feb 2011) - M.D. Guiry
Description: According to the Index Nominum Genericorum, this genus was originally assigned to the algae, but represents animal eggs. Its name is retained in botanical nomenclature for purposes of homonymy.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There is only one species or infraspecific name in the database at present.
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):
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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.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 December 2013.