Neevea Batters, 1900

Holotype species: Neevea repens Batters

Original publication and holotype designation: Batters, E.A.L. (1900). New or critical British marine algae. Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 38: 369-379, pl. 414.

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Precise date of publication: 1 Oct 1900

Description: Microscopic thallus with cells arranged in uniseriate or multiseriate rows within a thick mucilaginous sheath. These pseudofilaments are procumbent and irregularly branched. Each cell contains several parietal, disk-shaped or irregular chloroplasts. Pyrenoids absent. Pit plugs absent and growth is intercalary or diffuse. Older parts of the thallus can become parenchymatous, up to several cells in thickness. Asexual reproduction via archeospores formed when the entire content of a vegetative cell is transformed into an archeosporangium. A single archeospore per archeosporangium is released. Sexual reproduction unknown. Thalli growing endozoically in bryozoa, worm tubes, or ascidians. Reported from northern Europe, southern British Columbia, and California.

Information contributed by: M. Hawkes. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-02-06 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Yoon, H.S., Nelson, W., Lindstrom, S.C., Boo, S.M., Pueschel, C., Qiu, H. & Bhattacharya, D. (2017). Rhodophyta. In: Handbook of the Protists. (Archibald, J.M., Simpson, A.G.B. & Slamovits, C.H. Eds), pp. 89-133. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.

Comments: Further study is required to confirm that all these reports are dealing with the same taxon.

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Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

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