Apatococcus F.Brand, 1925

Holotype species: Apatococcus vulgaris F.Brand

Currently accepted name for the type species: Apatococcus lobatus (Chodat) J.B.Petersen

Original publication and holotype designation: Brand, F. & Stockmayer, S. (1925). Analyse der aerophilen Grünalgenanflüge, insbesondere der proto- pleurococcoiden Formen. Archiv für Protistenkunde 52: 265-355, plate 11.

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Description: Cells spherical or flattened, arranged in cell packets, which are formed by successive, vertically directed divisions. Occasionally with beginnings of short thread formation. Cell wall with a smooth to rough surface, only slightly thickened with age. Chloroplast in young cells always parietal, in older cells partially detached from the cell wall and folded to 2-lobed on the surface; without pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction through zoospores or aplanospores.

Information contributed by: Beck (2002: 94 from the German). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2024-04-22 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: 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..

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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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