Pinguiococcus pyrenoidosus , R.A., Potter, D.& Bailey, J.C.
Pinguiococcus pyrenoidosus Anderson, R.A., Potter, D.& Bailey, J.C. 2002: 58, 59, figs 1-23
Original publication: Andersen, R.A., Potter, D. & Bailey, J.C. (2002). Pinguiococcus pyrenoidosus gen. et sp. nov. (Pinguiophyceae), a new marine coccoid alga. Phycological Research 50(1): 57-66.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pinguiococcus.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine species.
Spherical cells 3-8 mm in diameter; irregular cells with cytoplasmic extensions up to 15 mm or more in length; one chloroplast with stalked pyrenoid; membranes penetrating the pyrenoid; peripheral membranous network present immediately below plasma membrane; marine; cysts unknown.
Type locality: Aquaculture tank, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Fort Pierce, FL, USA (Andersen, Potter & Bailey 2002: 58). Holotype: Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (F) EM block RAA-666 (Andersen, Potter & Bailey 2002: 58). Notes: Isotypes: Figs 1-6.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Pinguiococcus&species=pyrenoidosus
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Pinguiococcus&Species=pyrenoidosus
Created: 22 January 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 12 March 2007 by Wendy Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Andersen, R.A., Potter, D. & Bailey, J.C. (2002). Pinguiococcus pyrenoidosus gen. et sp. nov. (Pinguiophyceae), a new marine coccoid alga. Phycological Research 50(1): 57-66.
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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 May 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:40279