Gloeobacter Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire, 2013

Holotype species: Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire

Original publication and holotype designation: Mares, J., Komárek, J., Compère, P. & Oren, A. (2013). Validation of the generic name Gloeobacter Rippka et al. 1974, Cyanophyceae. Cryptogamie Algologie 34(3): 255-262.

Description: Unicellular; cells solitary or in irregular groups, rod-shaped or widely oval up to almost spherical, with thin, fine and indistinct or multilayered sheaths around the cells and herding sometimes more cells together. Nonmotile. Cells with almost colorless content and solitary granules, in masses violet. Thylakoids and phycobilisomes absent, a cytoplasmic membrane, which follows the contour of the cell wall, is the only unit membrane system in the cell and contains the photosynthetic apparatus. GC-content of the DNA = approx. 65 mol. percent. Without involution cells. Reproduction by simple binary transverse fission, perpendicularly to the long axis of cells. The single (type) species known from the culture, isolated from the surface of a limestone rock (Switzerland).

Information contributed by: J. Komárek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2015-03-03 by M.D. Guiry.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kaštovský, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.

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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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