Centrocerocolax A.B.Joly, 1966
Holotype species: Centrocerocolax ubatubensis A.B.Joly
Original publication and holotype designation: Joly, A.B. (1966 '1965'). Centrocerocolax, a new parasitic genus of the Rhodophyta. Rickia 2: 73-79.
Description: Parasitic on Centroceras clavulatum (C. Agardh) Montagne. Thallus small, wart-like of merged filaments, attached by penetrating basal and haustorial cells. Carpogonial branches, 4-celled, on pericentral (supporting) cells borne on cells of protruding filaments 5-6 cells below apex, gonimoblasts (carposporangia?) penetrating thallus, not grouped into gonimolobes. Spermatangia at surface on thallus filaments. Tetrasporangia whorled in stichidia on surface filaments, tetrahedrally divided. Differs markedly from previously described parasite, Episporium entroceratis Mobius 1885, recorded on tetrasporangia of Centroceras clavulatum and of doubtful taxonomic affinity.
Information contributed by: E.M. Wollaston. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-05 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: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.
Comments: Described from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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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. 05 October 2010. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 21 March 2023