Stichococcus Nägeli, 1849

Holotype species: Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli

Original publication and holotype designation: Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.

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Description: Filaments usually few-celled (2–4 cells) or rarely long, easy fragmenting into single cells, uniseriate and unbranched, straight on freshwater medium or curved under marine condition. Cell walls thin, without mucilaginous layer. Cells cylindrical with length/wide ratio around 3. Cells possess rounded ends. Chloroplast single, parietal, not lobed with smooth margin, with or without pyrenoid. Pyrenoid (if present) is barely visible, oval, located in the middle of chloroplast. Cells with single central nucleus and often with polar vacuoles. Reproduction by fragmentation of filaments and by vegetative cell division.

Information contributed by: Pröschold & Darienko (2020) emembded description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2020-05-06 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as masculine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Pröschold, T. & Darienko, T. (2020). The green puzzle Stichococcus (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta): New generic and species concept among this widely distributed genus. Phytotaxa 441(2): 113-142, 14 figs.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

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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