Woronichinia A.A.Elenkin, 1933

Holotype species: Woronichinia naegeliana (Unger) Elenkin

Original publication and holotype designation: Elenkin, A.A. (1933). O sistematicheskom podrazdenii poryadka Chroococcales Geitler (1925). Trudy Botanicheskogo Instituta Akademii Nauk SSSR, Ser. 2, Sporovye Rasteniya 1: 17-21.

Description: Unicellular - colonial; colonies microscopic, +/- spherical or irregularly oval, usually composed from subcolonies, free living (plankton, metaphyton), with +/- narrow enveloping mucilaginous layer. Within colonies is developed a system of parallely and radially oriented tube-like stalks,+/- originating all from the centre of a colony; stalks are +/- thick, later widened as is the width of the cells and causing the radial lamellation of the mucilage (staining !); the stalk system lateral diffluents in the centre. Cells +/- radially elongated, joined to the ends (or within) of stalks, widely oval or slightly obovoid, in old colonies usually very densely, radially agglomerated in the peripheral layer. Cells pale blue-green or yellowish, in 5 species with aerotopes (obligatorily or facultatively).

Information contributed by: J. Kom√°rek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-03 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 feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Struneck√Ĺ, O., Ivanova, A.P. & Mares, J. (2022 '2023'). An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis (Review). Journal of Phycology 59(1): 12-51.

Comments: Almost all species are planktonic or tychoplanktonic, less metaphytic or epipelic, few are known only from limited areas in the Europe (Scandinavian lakes, clear swamps in central Europe, etc.), from North America or from Himalayas. Three species with obligate possessing aerotopes cause occasional "water blooms" in eutrophic reservoirs, two in temperate zones, one in tropics.

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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. 03 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 16 July 2024

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