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Erythrolobus coxiae J.L.Scott, J.B.Baca, F.D.Ott & J.A.West

Publication details
Erythrolobus coxiae J.L.Scott, J.B.Baca, F.D.Ott & J.A.West 2006: 109, figs 1-11

Published in: Scott, J.L., Baca, B., Ott, F.D. & West, J.A. (2006). Light and electron microscopic observations on Erythrolobus coxiae gen. et sp. nov. (Porphyridiophyceae, Rhodophyta) from Texas U.S.A. Algae 21(4): 407-416, 12 figs, 1 table.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Erythrolobus.

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

Eponomy
Named for Elenor R. Cox, a distinguished phycologist on the faculty at Texas A & M University (College Station, Texas) from 1967 to 1993.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Erythrolobus fottii H.S.Yoon, K.M.Muller, Sheath, Ott & Bhattacharya 2006

Nomenclatural notes
Yoon et al. (2006: 485) cite E. coxiae Baca, Wolf & Cox. - (28 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry

Taxonomic notes
Yoon et al. (2006: 485) also cite E. coxae (syn.=E. fottii - (28 Sep 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cells with gliding motility, spherical to ovoid, 5-12 µm in diameter and never seen as doublets or packets. Multiplication is asexual by fission. Thin extracellular matrix. Chloroplast bright red, parietal and composed of four or more lobes radiating outwardly from and around the central pyrenoid. Chloroplast lobes partially encircle the peripheral nucleus, lacking peripheral encircling thylakoid. Pyrenoid becoming elongated or multiple in old cells, surrounded by floridean starch sheath. Pyrenoid matrix containing branched thylakoids. Starch grains scattered throughout older cells. Vacuoles small, located throughout peripheral cytoplasm. Nucleus with central nucleolus.

Type information
Type locality: U.S. Coast Guard Station (26°4’N 97°1’W), South Padre Island, Texas, U.S.A. (Scott et al. 2006: 409). Holotype: June, 1975; on submerged stones. NSW 738978 (Scott et al. 2006: 409). Notes: Type culture: UTEX LB 2545. UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, 1 University Station A6700, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712-0183, U.S.A. CCMP 1944, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, P.O. Box 475, 180 McKown Point Road, West Boothbay Harbor, ME 04575 USA.

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Key references
Yoon, H.S., Muller, K.M., Sheath, R.G., Ott, F.D. & Bhattacharya, D. (2006). Defining the major lineages of red algae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 482-492.

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Scott, J.L., Baca, B., Ott, F.D. & West, J.A. (2006). Light and electron microscopic observations on Erythrolobus coxiae gen. et sp. nov. (Porphyridiophyceae, Rhodophyta) from Texas U.S.A. Algae 21(4): 407-416, 12 figs, 1 table.

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