Neorhodella J.L.Scott, A.Yokoyama, C.Billard, J.Fresnel & J.A.West, 2008: 561
Holotype species: Neorhodella cyanea J.Scott, A.Yokoyama, C.Billard, J.Fresnel & J.A.West
Original publication and holotype designation:Scott, J., Yokoyama, A., Billard, C., Fresnel, J., Hara, Y., K.A. West, K.A. & West, J.A. (2008). Neorhodella cyanea, a new genus in the Rhodellophyceae (Rhodophyta). 47: 560-572.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Spherical cells between 22 and 40 µm in diameter. A large, peripheral blue-green chloroplast with multiple lobes extending from cell periphery to cell center. Lobes can be fused at different regions along their extensions. Multiple pyrenoids at the innermost, perinuclear ends of lobes. Pyrenoids contain a small number of thylakoids with sparse opposed phycobilisomes. Peripheral thylakoid absent. Central nucleus. Nuclear invaginations into pyrenoids absent. Golgi bodies restricted to perinuclear region. Low molecular weight carbohydrate is mannitol.
NCBI Nucleotide Sequences
Numbers of names and species: There are 2 species (and infraspecific) names in the database at present, of which 1 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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=50862
Cite this record as:
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 21 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:91601