Haloleptolyngbya P.K.Dadheech, H.Mahmoud, K.Kotut & L.Krienitz, 2012: 292
Holotype species: Haloleptolyngbya alcalis P.K.Dadheech, H.Mahmoud, K.Kotut & L.Krienitz
Original publication and holotype designation:Dadheech, P.K., Mahmoud, H., Kotut, K. & Krienitz L. (2012). Haloleptolyngbya alcalis gen. et sp. nov., a new filamentous cyanobacterium from the soda lake Nakuru, Kenya. Hydrobiologia 691: 269-283.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Thallus thin, pale to bright blue. Filaments solitary or densely entangled to floating mats, tychoplanktonic or attached to the substrate. Filaments long, straight or wavy, with rounded ends, 1.2-1.9 µm wide, constricted at the cross-walls. A colorless sheath covers the trichomes. Cells cylindrical, elongated or isodiametric, without aerotopes: the genus differs from other members of cyanobacteria in sequence of 16S rRNA gene, PC-IGS locus, and secondary structure of ITS regions.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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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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 05 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:111456