Nannochloropsis D.J.Hibberd, 1981

Holotype species: Nannochloropsis oculata (Droop) D.J.Hibberd

Original publication and holotype designation: Hibberd, D.J. (1981). Notes on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the algal classes Eustigmatophyceae and Tribophyceae (synonym Xanthophyceae). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 82: 93-119, 17 figs, 1 table.

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Description: Unicellular, free-floating; cells subspherical, 2-4 µm diam. or cylindrical, 3-4 x 1.5 µm. Yellow-green parietal chloroplast; pigments typically eustigmatophycean (Antia & Cheng, 1982). Zoospores not produced. Marine.

Information contributed by: G. F. Leedale. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-10-25 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: Eliáš, M., Amaral, R., Fawley, K.P., Fawley, M.W., Nemcová, Y., Neustupa, J., P?ibyl, P., Santos, L.M.A. & Ševcíková, T.. (2017). Eustigmatophyceae. In: Handbook of the Protists. (Archibald, J.M., Simpson, A.G.B. & Slamovits, C.H. Eds), pp. 367-406. Cham: Springer International Publishing AG.

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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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