Myxobaktron W.Schmidle, 1904

Holotype species: Myxobaktron usterianum Schmidle

Original publication and holotype designation: Schmidle, W. (1904). Einige neue Algen aus Java und den Philippinen (gesammelt von A. Usteri-Zurich). Hedwigia 43: 150-163.

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Description: Solitary cells without mucilage or with very narrow fine, diffluent and colorless slime envelope; never in colonies. Cells elongated, spindle-like, continually attenuated to the ends, at the ends bluntly pointed or rounded, more or less straight or slightly arcuated, facultatively with aerotopes and with solitary granules; after division cells are asymmetrical, with one end more narrowed, and the second one rounded; the length:width ratio in full-grown cells is always >10:1, in young cells >5:1. Ability to form filamentous involutionary cells. Reproduction only by crosswise cell division, always perpendicular to the long axis of the cell; sometimes occurs the asymmetrical cell division. Little known and sporadically occurring genus. The type species was described from brackish waters in Philippines, one species grows planktonic in hypersaline lakes (Near East), one free floating in pools in southern Africa (Angola). Probably more species described under other generic names, usually from tropical regions and more or less extreme (hypersaline) biotopes.

Information contributed by: J. Kom√°rek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-02 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Struneck√Ĺ, O., Ivanova, A.P. & Mares, J. (2022 '2023'). An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis (Review). Journal of Phycology 59(1): 12-51.

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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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