Parapedinella S.M., P.L.Beech & H.A.Thomsen, 1986
Holotype species: Parapedinella reticulata S.M.Pedersen & H.A.Thomsen
Original publication and holotype designation: Pedersen, S.M., Beech, P.L. & Thomsen, H.A. (1986). Parapedinella reticulata gen. et sp. nov. (Chrysophyceae) from Danish waters. Nordic Journal of Botany 6: 507-513.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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.
Description: Colorless, spherical cells with numerous retractable axopods with extrusomes radiating in all directions. Cell covered by delicate, reticulated organic scales. A single winged flagellum with a paraxial rod and two rows of tubular (tripartite) hairs extends forward. Minute flagellar scales present. No posterior appendage or stalk. The genus is distinguished from the other heterotrophic pedinellids by being free-swimming, with organic scales and devoid of a stalk or trailing appendage. Nutrition heterotrophic. Reproduction not observed. Occasionally in coastal marine plankton; Atlantic, Pacific.
Information contributed by: J.Throndsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 8 Oct 2021 by M.D. Guiry.
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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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 22 May 2002 by Elizabeth Moran
Verified by: 08 October 2021 by M.D. Guiry
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