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Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Tetrasporaceae
Genus Tetraspora

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Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Wet area, Fawsley, Northamptonshire, UK. BF image.. 13 Feb 2014. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com).

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Pitsford Water SSSI, Northamptonshire, UK. BF Image. 04 Mar 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Pitsford Water SSSI, Northamptonshire, UK. BF Image.. 04 Mar 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; ditch, 1000x, DIC. 01 Apr 2012. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; ditch, 1000x, DIC. 01 Apr 2012. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; ditch, 1000x, DIC. 01 Apr 2012. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; ditch, 1000x, DIC. 01 Apr 2012. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

 

Sargassum hemiphylloides Kützing

Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; ditch, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun

Publication details
Tetraspora gelatinosa (Vaucher) Desvaux 1818: 18

Published in: Desvaux, N.A. (1818). Observations sur les plantes des environs d'Angers, pour servir de supplément a la flore Maine et Loire, et de suite à l'histoire naturelle et critique des plantes de France. pp. [1]-188. Angers & Paris: Chez Fourier-Mame, Libraire, rue Saint-Laud; Dondey-Dipré, Libraire, no. 46, au Marais.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Tetraspora.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Ulva gelatinosa Vaucher

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ulva gelatinosa Vaucher 1803

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tetraspora explanata C.Agardh 1827
Tetraspora ulvacea Kützing 1843

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
Colony spherical, saccate or cumulous, variable in size from 0.5-2 cm for regular colonies, to 10 cm or more, usually 0.5-1.0 mm thick, irregular in shape, green (but sometimes mucilage becoming brownish). Cells spherical to slightly ellipsoid, 610 µm diam., somewhat compactly arranged towards outside of matrix, pyrenoid single, subbasal, pseudoflagella not appearing to extend beyond mucilage. Akinetes spherical, brown, 9-15 µm in diameter

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Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Entwisle, T.J. & Skinner, S. (2000). Non-marine algae of Australia: 4. Floristic survey of some colonial green macroalgae (Chlorophyta). Telopea 9: 725-739.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Volvocales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 218-225. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Tetrasporales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 299-303. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pentecost, A. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Tetrasporales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 376-380. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Valeem, E.E. & Shameel, M. (2005). Fatty acid composition of Volvocophyta Shameel from Sindh, Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 1(2): 177-180.

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References
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Rhodes, R.G. & Herndon, W.R. (1967). Relationship of temperature to zoospore production in Tetraspora gelatinosa. Journal of Phycology 3: 1-3, 4 figs, 1 table.

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