Rhodosorus Geitler, 1930

Holotype species: Rhodosorus marinus Geitler

Original publication and holotype designation: Geitler, L. (1930). Ein grünes Filarplasmodium und andere neue Protisten. Archiv für Protistenkunde 69: 614-636.

Description: Unicellular, 4-9 µm diam, enclosed by clear matrix of unknown composition, about 1 µm thick, multilobed parietal plastid with central pyrenoid enclosed by floridean starch, parietal nucleus 1-2 µm diam, protoplast rotates in cell at about one revolution per hour, actin and myosin inhibitors block rotation. Low molecular weight carbohydrates are digeneaside and sorbitol. As far as known reproduction is only by cell division.

Information contributed by: J.A. West. 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: Marine, tropical and temperate, shallow and deeper water benthic rubble. Recorded in Atlantic and Pacific North America, Europe, Hawaii, Galapagos, Philippines, Maldives (culture 2676 1982, see http://www.botany.unimelb.edu.au/West) Japan.

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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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 06 February 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2024

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