Pavlova Butcher, 1952
Holotype species: Pavlova gyrans Butcher
Original publication and holotype designation: Butcher, R.W. (1952). Contributions to knowledge of the smaller marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 31: 175-191, 2 pls.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Jordan, R.W., Cros, L. & Young, J.R. (2004). A revised classification scheme for living haptophytes. Micropaleontology 50(Suppl. 1): 55-79.
Named for Anna Pavlovna (Matveïevna) Pavlova, a Russian ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th century (http://memim.com/haptophyte.html). - (18 Jan 2010) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Motile cells, free swimming, strongly metabolic, with two unequal flagella and a short haptonema. Longer anterior flagellum with fine non tubular hairs and minute dense bodies, present or absent on the cell body. A pit or canal penetrating the cell near the long anterior flagellum. Plastid with posterior bulging pyrenoid and eyespot conspicuous on inner surface near the flagellar pit. Non-motile cells with incomplete appendages.The most recent alteration to this page was made on 27 Oct 2015 by M.D. Guiry.
Comments: Emended description by Bendif & Véron in Bendif et al. (2011).
Numbers of names and species: There are 13 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 4 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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Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: 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: 01 July 2004 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 27 October 2015 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 19 April 2021.