Kuzminia B.V.Skvortzov, 1958
Holotype species: Kuzminia incerta Skvortzov
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Colourless, flattened unicells with anterior invagination. Four equal flagella emerge from the invagination. Cells surrounded by firm wall showing distinct longitudinal striations. Nucleus central. Morphologically Kuzminia is very similar to the prasinophyte Tetraselmis. It is either a colourless equivalent of Tetraselmis or a species of Tetraselmis containing only small amounts of chlorophyll.
Information contributed by: Øjvind Moestrup. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 17 Mar 2013 by M.D. Guiry.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 28 September 2004 by Robert Wilkes
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 18 October 2018.