Holotype species: Liagorophila endophytica Yamada
Currently accepted name for the type species: Acrochaetium yamadae (Garbary) Y.Lee & I.K.Lee
Original publication and holotype designation: Yamada, Y. (1944). Notes on some Japanese algae X. Scientific Papers of the Institute of Algological Research, Faculty of Science, Hokkaido Imperial University 3: 11-25, 8 figs.
Taxonomic status: currently regarded as a synonym of Acrochaetium.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Yoshida, T. (1998). Marine algae of Japan. pp. [1-2], 1-25, 1-1222. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]
Monotypic when introduced. - (20 Jan 2017) - M.D. Guiry
Chantransiaceae (Yamada 1944: 16) - (17 Aug 2009) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Plants uniseriate filamentous, largely endophytic in other algae, only the reproductive structures emergent from the host. Thallus weakly heterotrichous, with a differentiation of long prostrate and short "erect" filaments. Cells with a centrally located or laterally displaced stellate chloroplast with a central pyrenoid. Plants monoecious. Spermatangia terminal on the cells of corymbose clusters. Carpogonia sessile or pedicellate, distinct carpogonial filament absent. Carpogonium dividing longitudinally after fertilization, producing short horizontal gonimoblasts. Carposporophyte small, globose, with terminal carposporangia; sterile involucre absent. Monosporangia produced in addition to sexual reproductive structures, terminal on the "erect" filaments. Tetrasporangia and complete life history unknown. The type species an endophyte in Liagora and other members of the Helminthocladiaceae, both in the (sub)tropical western Pacific and in the Caribbean. Some (semi-)endophytic species presently included in Acrochaetium may in actual fact be more closely related to Liagorophila, e. g. A. brebneri (Batters) Hamel (syn.: A. immersum (Rosenvinge) Hamel).
Information kindly contributed by H. Stegenga but may now be outdated.
Comments: Some authors continue to recognise Liagorophila. See Wynne (2005: 80) for further information.
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Wynne, M.J. & Schneider, C.W. (2010). Addendum to the synoptic review of red algal genera. Botanica Marina 53: 291-299.
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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.
Created: 28 December 2000 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 January 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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