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Pseudodictyosphaerium Hindák, 1978

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Mychonastaceae

Holotype species: Pseudodictyosphaerium fluviatile (Hindák) Hindák

Currently accepted name for the type species: Mychonastes fluviatilis (Hindák) Krienitz, C.Bock, Dadheech & Proschold

Original publication and holotype designation: Hindák, F. (1978). New taxa and reclassifications in the Chlorococcales (Chlorophyceae). Preslia, Praha 50: 97-109.

Precise date of publicationOctober

Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Mychonastes.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Chlorococcales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 232-264. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Nomenclatural notes
Substitute name for Dictyosphaeriopsis F. Hindák 4 Mai 1978, non W. Schmidle 1903. - (23 Dec 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Description: Thalli comprising spherical to oval multicellular colonies to 60 µm diameter, with cells embedded in structureless, colorless mucilaginous envelope. Living cells at periphery of colony, firmly attached at ends of up to four generations of dichotomously arranged cell wall halves. Cells oval with rounded ends, 1.5-10 x 1.5-7 µm, smooth cell walls and distinct oil droplets. Cells uninucleate; chloroplast single and parietal, dividing prior to autospore formation; pyrenoids absent. Asexual reproduction by autospores, 2-4 per cell; released by longitudinal division of mother cell wall into 2-4 parts. Flagellated stages and sexual reproduction unknown. Pseudodictyosphaerium planktonic, sporadic in spring and fall; known from Europe in rivers, pools and lakes. Genus resembles Dictyosphaerium but differs based on absence of pyrenoids.

Information kindly contributed by F. Hindák & D. Garbary but may now be outdated.

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Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

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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.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 January 2012 by M.D. Guiry

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