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Pseudocharaciopsis K.W.Lee & Bold, 1973

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Ochrophyta
Class Eustigmatophyceae
Order Eustigmatales
Family Eustigmataceae

Holotype species: Pseudocharaciopsis texensis K.W.Lee & Bold

Currently accepted name for the type species: Pseudocharaciopsis minuta (A.Braun) Hibberd

Original publication and holotype designation: Lee, K.W. & Bold, H.C. (1973). Pseudocharaciopsis texensis gen. et sp. nov., a new member of the Eustigmatophyceae. British Phycological Journal 8: 31-37, 14 figs.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Eliás, M., Amaral, R., Fawley, K.P., Fawley, M.W., Nemcová, Y., Neustupa, J., Pribyl, P., Santos, L.M.A. & Sevcíková, T, (2017). Eustigmatophyceae. In: Handbook of the Protists. (Archibald, J.M., Simpson, A.G.B. & Slamovits, C.H., Neustupa, J., Eds) Heidelberg: Springer International Publishing AG.

Description: Unicellular, ellipsoid to irregular stipitate cells, capable of forming a discoid attachment structure; averaging 20 x 5_m, with giant cells up to 60 _ 20_m formed in culture. Single yellow-green chloroplast. Zoospores with two emergent flagella, the shorter one very narrow for most of its length; ultrastructure of zoospore of P. ovalis described by Hibberd and Leedale (1972) under the name Ellipsoidion acuminatum.

Information contributed by: G. F. Leedale. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 28 Jan 2019 by M.D. Guiry.

Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 17 August 2004 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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