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Siluania Karpov, 1998

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bigyra
Class Bikosea
Order Bicoecida
Family Siluaniaceae

Holotype species: Siluania monomastiga Karpov

Original publication:Karpov, S.A., Kersanach, R. & Williams, D.M. (1998). Ultrastructure and 18S rRNA gene sequence of a small heterotrophic flagellate Siluania monomastiga gen. et sp. nov. (Bicosoecida). European Journal of Protistology 34: 415-425.

Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kristiansen, J. & Preisig, H.R. (2001). Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Description: Cells colorless, naked, uniflagellate, usually living planktonic and not gliding on surfaces. Cell shape ovoid to pear-like, with a rounded posterior end. Apically with a permanent cytostome that leads into a tube (cytopharynx), and a food vacuole located at the distal end of the tube. Flagellum inserted subapically, emerging from a pit or small flagellar pocket, with a unilateral array of tripartite tubular flagellar hairs; flagellar end blunt. One or two additional very short basal bodies may occur. Near flagellar pocket vesicles which may be part of the contractile vacuole system. Cells may lose flagellum and may form propagules (resting stages) that lack cell walls. Found in cold fresh waters i Russia. For classification of Siluania and other bicosoecid flagellates see Bicosoeca.

Information contributed by: H.R.Preisig. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 26 Aug 2004 by Robert Wilkes.

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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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