Gloeocapsopsisex Komárek, 1993
Holotype species: Gloeocapsopsis crepidinum (Thuret) Geitler ex Komárek
Original publication and holotype designation: Komárek, J. (1993). Validation of the genera Gloeocapsopsis and Asterocapsa (Cyanoprokaryota) with regard to species from Japan, Mexico and Himalayas. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, Series B (Botany) 19(1): 19-37.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kastovsky, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.
Description: Unicellular - colonial; colonies microscopic, later agglomerated into macroscopic, disintegrating granular, irregular strata, subaerophytic or submersed, mainly on stony substrates. Cells more or less spherical, later irregular, rounded polyhedral, agglomerated into irregular packets, differently large, with own mucilaginous, limited, firm, lamellated or not lamellated and colored, usually not very wide envelopes which sometimes more or less copy the cell shape; groups of cells unified together by the common mucilaginous sheath. Cells with blue-green, usually homogeneous content. Sheaths colored, yellow-brown or orange-reddish to violet.
Cell division in different directions in succeeding generations, the cells do not grow into the original form before the next fission. Occasionally division into spherical nanocytes ("Aphanocapsa" or "
Information contributed by: J. Komárek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 5 Mar 2015 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Komárek & Anagnostidis (1999: 274) record a homonym of this genus as Gloeocapsopsis Geitler sine diagn.
Numbers of names and species: There are 9 species names in the database at present, of which 9 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..
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Komárek, J. (2003). Coccoid and colonial cyanobacteria. In: Freshwater Algae of North America. Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 59-116. Amsterdam Boston London New York Oxford Paris San Diego San Fransisco Singapore Sydney Tokyo: Academic Press.
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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: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 05 March 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 27 February 2020.