Platymonas convolutae & Manton
Platymonas convolutae Parke & Manton Spain, Galicia, Playa de Balarés, 2010; in the flatworm Convoluta roscoffensis
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Platymonas convolutae Parke & Manton 1967: 459, 461, figs 1-54
Published in: Parke, M. & Manton, I. (1967). The specific identity of the algal symbiont in Convoluta roscoffensis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 47(2): 445-464.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetraselmis convolutae (Parke & Manton) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Type locality: Species anno 1958 e verme Convuluta roscoffensi in Freto Oceani oppidum gallicum Roscoff lecto a L.Provasoli exempta, subnumero Ca2 culta, postea in Plymouth Angliae ab auctore sub numero 372 propagata [Species isolated in the year 1958 from the worm Convuluta roscoffensis near the French town of Roscoff in the straits of the ocean bed by L. Provasoli, under the number of Ca2, and propagated afterwards by the English authors under the number 372 in Plymouth.] (Parke & Manton 1967: 461).
Source of current name
Norris, R.E., Hori, T. & Chihara, M. (1980). Revision of the genus Tetraselmis (Class Prasinophyceae). Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 93: 317-339.
Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 February 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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Kremer, B.P. (1975). 14CO2-fixation by the endosymbiotic alga Platymonas convolutae within the Turbellarian Convoluta roscoffensis. Marine Biology, Berlin 31: 219-226.
Muscatine, L., Boyle, J.E. & Smith, D.C. (1974). Symbiosis of the acoel flatworm Convoluta roscoffensis with the alga Platymonas convolutae. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond., B 187: 221-234.
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2018. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 December 2018.