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Platymonas convolutae Parke & Manton

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


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Platymonas convolutae Parke & Manton
in the flatworm Symsagittifera roscoffensis; Jersey, Channel Islands 2008. 14 Feb 2015. Stevie Smith. © Creative Content II; use any way you wish.

Platymonas convolutae Parke & Manton
Spain, Galicia, Playa de Balarés, 2010; in the flatworm Convoluta roscoffensis. 09 Dec 2011. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


Tetraselmis convolutae (Parke & Manton) R.E.Norris, Hori & Chihara in the flatworm Symsagittifera roscoffensis; Jersey, Channel Islands 2008
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Publication details
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.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Platymonas is Platymonas tetrathele G.S.West.

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.

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
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).

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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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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

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. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 March 2019.

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