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Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg

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


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Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg
Bremerton, Washington, USA; Kitsap Lake, 200x, PC. 18 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 1000x, DIC. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; Lugol's, 400x, DIC. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, phase contrast. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, phase contrast
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Eudorina elegans Ehrenberg 1832: 78, pl. 2: fig. 10

Published in: Ehrenberg, C.G. (1832). Über die Entwickelung und Lebensdauer der Infusionsthiere; nebst ferneren Beiträgen zu einer Vergleichung ihrer organischen Systeme. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Akademie Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Physikalische Klasse 1831: 1-154, pls I-IV.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Eudorina.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), elegant (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pandorina elegans (Ehrenberg) Dujardin 1841

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Eudorina stagnale Wolle 1887

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Berlin (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Korshikov, A.A. (1938). Volvocineae. In: Vyznachnyk prisnovodnykh vodorostej URSR [Vyp] Vol. IV. (Rolla, J.V. Eds), pp. 1-184. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akademiyi Nauk URSR. [in Ukrainian]

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Volvocales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 218-225. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Pentecost, A. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Volvocales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 381-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Suda, S., Nozaki, H. & Watanabe, M. (2005). Morphology and sexual reproduction of Carteria palmata sp. nov. belonging to the Carteria group I sensu Lembi (Chlorophyceaem Volvocales). Phycologia 44: 596-607.

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Verified by: 10 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Carter, H.J. (1958). On fecundation in Eudorina elegans and Cryptoglena. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 3 2: 237-253.
Gottlieb, B. & Goldstein, M.E. (1977). Colony development in Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyta, Volvocales). Journal of Phycology 13: 358-364, 14 figs.
Gottlieb, B. & Goldstein, M.E. (1979). Colchicine-induced alterations in colony development in Eudorina elegans (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 15: 260-265, 22 figs.
Herbst, D.S. & Kemp, C.L. (1976). Serological studies of male and female strains of Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 12: 170-172, 1 fig, 1 table.
Hoops, H.J., Long, J.J. & Hile, E.S. (1994). Flagellar apparatus structure is similar but not identical in Volvulina steinii, Eudorina elegans, and Pleodorina illinoisensis (Chlorophyta): implications for the "volvocine evolutionary lineage''. Journal of Phycology 30: 679-689, 33 figs.
Kemp, C.L., Doyle, G. & Anderson, R. (1979). Note: Microfluorometric measurement of DNA in Eudorina elegans and E. californica (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 15: 464-465, 1 fig, 1 table.
Kemp, K.L. & Lee, K.A. (1976). Synchronous growth in the colonial Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 12: 105-109, 4 figs, 2 tables.
Lee, K.A. & Kemp, C.L. (1975). Microspectrophotometric analysis of DNA replication in Eudorina elegans (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 14: 247-252, 4 figs, 1 table.
Lee, K.A. & Kemp, C.L. (1976). Chemical estimations of DNA changes during synchronous growth of Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 12: 85-88, 3 figs.
Nozaki, H. (1986). Zygote germination in Eudorina elegans var. synoica (Chlorophyta, Volvocales). Journal of Japanese Botany 61: 316-320.
Nozaki, H. (1983). Sexual reproduction in Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyta, Volvocales). Botanical Magazine, Tokyo 96: 103-110.
Toby, A.L. & Kemp, C.L. (1977). Nitrate reductase mutants in Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 13: 368-372, 5 figs, 2 tables.
Toby, A.L. & Kemp, C.L. (1980). Nitrosoguanidine and ultraviolet light mutagenesis in Eudorina elegans (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 16: 173-177, 3 figs, 3 tables.

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