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Lesueuria Woelkerling & Ducker, 1987

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Eurhodophytina
Class Florideophyceae
Subclass Corallinophycidae
Order Corallinales
Family Mastophoraceae
Subfamily Mastophoroideae

Holotype species: Lesueuria minderiana Woelkerling & Ducker

Original publication and holotype designation: Woelkerling, W.J. & Ducker, S.C. (1987). Lesueuria minderiana gen. et sp. nov. (Corallinaceae, Rhodophyta) from southern and western Australia. Phycologia 26: 192-204, 24 figs, 1 table.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Peña, V., Vieira, C., Braga, J.C., Aguirre, J., Rösler, A., Baele, G., De Clerck, O. & Le Gall, L. (2020). Radiation of the coralline red algae (Corallinophycidae, Rhodophyta) crown group as inferred from a multilocus time-calibrated phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 00: [1-19].

Nomenclatural notes
According to Peña & al. (2020: [9]), "Molecular information is also needed to resolve the taxonomic position of Lesueuria, an endophytic genus which shares the development of tetrasporangial conceptacle roofs (only by filaments surrounding sporangial initials), the disposition of cells lining the pore canal of tetrasporangial conceptacles (parallel to roof surface) and the arising type of gonimoblast filaments from the fusion cell of the carposporophyte (marginal) with the remaining Mastophoraceae genera. Lesueuria differs however by the presence of haustoria (Woelkerling and Ducker, 1987)." - (2 Jun 2020) - M.D. Guiry

Description: Thalli comprising endophytic vegetative filaments and emergent conceptacles. Vegetative filaments partially unconsolidated and lacking epithallial cells. Cells in contiguous filaments sometimes joined by fusions; secondary pit-connections lacking. Trichocytes unknown. Reproductive cells forming within uniporate conceptacles. Conceptacle roofs produced by overarching peripheral filaments ending in epithallial cells with rounded outer walls. Columella present; tetrasporangia in surrounding ring. Bisporangia lacking. Apical sporangial plugs absent. Separate gametangial conceptacles containing carpogonia and simple spermatangia on chamber floor.

Information contributed by: H.W. Johansen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2 Jun 2020 by M.D. Guiry.

Comments: Reported only on the coralline Metagoniolithon chara from western and southern Australia as deep as 8 m. Lesueuria stands apart from other genera in the Mastophoroideae because of its endophytic habit, diffuse organization of filaments, and haustoria.

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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.

Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 02 June 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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