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Volvox aureus Ehrenberg

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

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Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Surface of colony at high magnification, Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 17 May 2017. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Edge of colony at high magnification, Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 17 May 2017. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Colony at low magnification at two focus points, Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK. 17 May 2017. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Holme Fen NNR, Huntingdon, UK. BF image.. 26 Apr 2006. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Hood River, Oregon, USA; Columbia River, Marina, 400x, DIC. 30 Aug 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, Lugol's, 400x, DIC. 16 Aug 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Bremerton, Washington, USA; Kitsap Lake, 1000x, DIC. 19 Jun 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Bremerton, Washington, USA; Kitsap Lake, 1000x, DIC. 19 Jun 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 200x, DIC. 11 Nov 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

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Volvox aureus Ehrenberg Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 200x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Volvox aureus Ehrenberg 1832: 77

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.
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Type species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), golden.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Janetosphaera aurea (Ehrenberg) W.R.Shaw 1922

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Volvox minor F.Stein
Volvox dioica var. lismorensis Playfair
Volvox dioicus F.J.Cohn 1875
Volvox lismorensis Playfair 1915

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Berlin (Silva 1996-to date).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

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.

Herron, M.D., Desnitskiy, A.G. & Michod, R.E. (2010). Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 46(2): 316-324.

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. (1938). Volvocineae. In: Vyznachnyk prisnovodnykh vodorostej URSR [Vyp] Vol. IV. (Rolla, J.V. Eds), pp. 1-184. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akademiyi Nauk URSR. [in Ukrainian]

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. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Volvocales. 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. 381-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shahnaz, A., Zarina, A., Masud-ul-Hasan & Shameel, M. (2007). Survey of some Volvocophyta Shameel from Lahore, Pakistan. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 3(2): 205-212.

West, G.S. (1910). Some new African species of Volvox. Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club, Series 2 11: 99-104, pl. 3: figs 1-10.

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 88/6 Volvox aureus Ehrenberg
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References
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Bisalputra, T. & Stein, J.R. (1966). The development of cytoplasmic bridges in Volvox aureus. Canadian Journal of Botany 44: 1697-1702.
Meyer, A. (1896). Die Plasmaverbindungen und die Membranen von Volvox globator, aureus und tertius, mit Rücksicht auf die thierischen Zellen.. Botanische Zeitung 54(Abteilung 1): 187-216, pl. VIII.
Pentecost, A. (1983). The distribution of daughter colonies in a natural population of Volvox aureus Ehrenb.. Annals of Botany 52: 769-776.
Reynolds, C.S. (1984). Growth-rate responses of Volvox aureus Ehrenb. (Chlorophyta, Volvocales) to variability in the physical environment. British Phycological Journal 18: 433-442, 5 figs, 1 table.

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