Koliella Hindák, 1963
Holotype species: Koliella spiculiformis (Vischer) Hindák
Original publication and holotype designation: Hindák, F. (1963). Systematik der Gattungen Koliella gen. nov. und Raphidonema Lagerh. Nova Hedwigia 6: 95-125.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..
Neustupa et al. (2011: fig. 22) include this in the Chlorellales. - (16 Mar 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Description: Cells normally solitary, fusiform, filiform or (strongly) elongate, straight or curved, with obtuse or rotund apices or gradually tapering into (very) long bristle-like points. After division, cells normally immediately detaching, sometimes remaining united in short, weakly filamentous configuration whereby each cell (gradually) attains specific enlarged shape, also occurring when cells possess strongly pointed poles. Cell membrane thin and hyaline, without mucilage. Chloroplast single and parietal, laminate or girdle-shaped, straight or spiral, with or without pyrenoid. Oil droplets in protoplasts. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores. Multiplication of cells by vegetative cell division. Sexual reproduction supposedly oogamous (?), but adverse conditions would induce formation of thick-walled akinetes. Koliella widely distributed in freshwater; planktonic or periphytic in stagnant water, or epilithic on flooded stones, or cryobiontic in snow and on ice. Based on vegetative cell division and occasional formation of reduced (pseudo)filamentous rows, particularly in cultures, Koliella assigned to Klebsormidiales close to Raphidonema. Cells of Koliella, however, retain basic cell shape (including (strongly) tapering ends) when united in rows, whereas in filaments of Raphidonema, pointed polar cells morphologically different from interadjacent, basically cylindrical cells. Polymorphism in culture suggests Kolliella should be merged with Raphidonema.
Information contributed by: G.M. Lokhorst. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 21 Dec 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 29 species names in the database at present, as well as 8 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 19 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.
Neustupa, J., Eliás, M., Skaloud, P., Nemcová, Y. & Sejnohová, L. (2011). Xylochloris irregularis gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel subaerial coccoid green alga. Phycologia 50(1): 57-66.
Sluiman, H.J., Guihal, C. & Mudimu, O. (2008). Assessing phylogenetic affinities and species delimitations in Klebsormidiales (Streptophyta): nuclear-encoded rDNA phylogenies and ITS secondary structure models in Klebsormidium, Hormidiella, and Entransia. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 183-195.
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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: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 21 December 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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