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Gonium pectorale O.F.Müller

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Goniaceae
Genus Gonium

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Gonium pectorale O.F.Müller
Castle Ashby Park, Northamptonshire, UK. BF image.. 26 Sep 2008. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

Gracilaria longa Gargiulo, De Masi & Tripodi

Gonium pectorale O.F.Müller Castle Ashby Park, Northamptonshire, UK. BF image.
© C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Gonium pectorale O.F.Müller 1773: 60

Published in: Müller, O.F. (1773). Vermium terrestrium et fluviatilium, seu animalium infusoriorum, helminthicorum et testaceorum, non marinorum, succincta historia. Vol. 1 pp. [1-33], 1-135. Havniae & Lipsiae: Apud Heineck et Faber, typis M. Hallager.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Gonium.

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

Synonym(s)
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Habitat notes
Cosmopolitan; widely distributed and sometimes common in nutrient-rich lakes, ponds, ditches and slow-flowing rivers: pH range 4.6-8-4; usually found in spring (Pentecost in John et al. 2002). - (7 Aug 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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..

Mogi, Y., Hamaji, T., Suzuki, M., Ferris, P., Mori, T., Kabeya, Y., Miyagishima, S.-Y. & Nozaki, H. (2012). Evidence for the tubular mating structures induced in each mating type of heterothallic Gonium pectorale (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) (Note). Journal of Phycology 48(3): 670-674.

Nozaki, H. (1989). Morphological variation and reproduction in Gonium viridistellatum (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 28: 77-88.

Nozaki, H. (1990). Ultrastructure of the extracellular matrix of Gonium (Volvocales, Chlorophyta). Phyco 29((1)): 1-8.

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

Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Volvocales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 303-327. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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

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References
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Greuel, B.T. & Floyd, G.L. (1985). Development of the flagellar apparatus and flagellar orientation in the colonial green alga Gonium pectorale (Volvocales). Journal of Phycology 21: 358-371.
Hamaji, T., Ferris, P.J., Nishii, I. & Nozaki, H. (2009). Identification of the minus mating-type specific gene MTD1 from Gonium pectorale (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) (note). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1310-1314.
Mogi, Y., Hamaji, T., Suzuki, M., Ferris, P., Mori, T., Kabeya, Y., Miyagishima, S.-Y. & Nozaki, H. (2012). Evidence for the tubular mating structures induced in each mating type of heterothallic Gonium pectorale (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) (Note). Journal of Phycology 48(3): 670-674.
Nozaki, H. (1984). Newly found facets in the asexual and sexual reproduction in Gonium pectorale (Chlorophyta, Volvocales). Jpn. J. Phycol. 32: 130-133.. Japanese Journal of Phycology 32: 130-133.
Sako, Y., Shrestha, K., Uchida, A., Ishida, Y. & Saito, S. (1991). Isozyme analysis of mating populations of Gonium pectorale (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 27: 309-315.
Stein, J.R. (1965). On cytoplasmic stands in Gonium pectorale (Volvocales). Journal of Phycology 1: 1-5, 12 figs, 1 table.
Stein, J.R. (1966). Growth and mating of Gonium pectorale (Volvocales) in defined media. Journal of Phycology 2: 23-28, 1 fig, 5 tables.

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