Endophyton N.L. Gardner, 1909

Holotype species: Endophyton ramosum N.L.Gardner

Original publication and holotype designation: Gardner, N.L. (1909). New Chlorophyceae from California. University of California Publications in Botany 3: 371-375.

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Description: Endophyte of sparingly and irregularly branched filaments within host medulla, producing short branches toward its surface. Vegetative cells with parietal more or less perforated chloroplast with one to few pyrenoids. Cells of 'medullary filaments' relatively thin, long, and pale whereas those in host cortex relatively broad, short, and green. Hairs not formed. Apical cells of branches in host cortex form sporangia; biflagellate anisogametes or quadriflagellate zoospores produced after sequential division of protoplast. Germination unilateral. Generations isomorphic. Haploid chromosome number = (9)-10-(11) for E. ramosum. Endophyton endophytic in red and brown algae, recorded from Pacific coast of North America, Bering and Antarctic Seas. Although only one species known, a second name is a nom. nud. Eight different morphotypes breafly mentioned in literature which may represent different species.

Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2009-09-12 by Stephen Cusack.

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

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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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