Pseudotetracystis terrestris Arneson
Pseudotetracystis terrestris Arneson Starch grains visible on pyrenoid of dividing clls
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Pseudotetracystis terrestris Arneson 1973: 11, figs 1-12
Published in: Arneson, R.D. (1973). Pseudotetracystis, a new chlorosarcinacean alga. Journal of Phycology 9: 10-14.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pseudotetracystis.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), growing on the ground or soil, as opposed to rocks or trees (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a terrestrial species.
Single vegetative cells spherical to oblong, 5.5-18 µm wide in mature cultures; dividing cells to 22 µm. Flat and raised packets of cells formed by vegetative division which produces 2-4 (rarely 8) daughter cells which often adhere in small groups; several generation of cells sometimes visible inside a single cell wall. One (rarely 2) chloroplast which can be lobed or asteroid; one (rarely 2) pyrenoids with large starch grains covering the hull. No extracellular matrix is present. Naked zoospores are dorsal-ventrally flattened and are of varying sizes (2-4 µm wide by up to 12 µm long); some are very flexible. Typically 4-8 zoospores produced per sporangium. Zoospores have a round posterior and either a round or pointed anterior; a small stigma, nucleus and 2 contractile vacuoles are positioned at the anterior end; no pyrenoid was observed. No caroteniod pigment was observed. UTEX1927
Isolated from soil collected near Reagan County Texas
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Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..
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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 24 June 2019.