Pavlova Butcher, 1952
Holotype species: Pavlova gyrans Butcher
Original publication and holotype designation: Butcher, R.W. (1952). Contributions to our knowledge of the smaller marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 31: 175-191, 2 pls.
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. Emend. Véron (2023: 40).The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-15 by G.M. 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: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Comments: Emended description by Bendif & Véron in Bendif et al. (2011).
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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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G.M. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 15 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 02 October 2023