Kakabekia Barghoorn, 1965
Holotype species: Kakabekia umbellata Barghoorn
Original publication and holotype designation: Barghoorn, E.S. & Tyler, S.A. (1965). Microorganisms from the Gunflint chert. Science 147(3658): 563-577, 9 figures, 1 table.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
This is a genus of fossil species, or a genus with a fossil type species, or a genus the type species of which was originally described as a fossil.
Numbers of names and species: There are 4 species names in the database at present, of which 5 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
Click here to also show infraspecific names in the list below.
Siegel, S.M. & Giumarro, C. (1965). Survival and Growth of Terrestrial Microorganisms in Ammonia-Rich Atmospheres. Icarus 4(1): 37-40, 1 figure, 1 table.
Siegel, S.M. & Giumarro, C. (1966). On the culture of a microorganism similar to the Precambrian microfossil Kakabenia umbellata Barghoorn in NH3-rich atmospheres. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 55(2): 349-353, 3 figures.
Siegel, S.M., Roberts, K., Nathan, H. & Daly, O. (1967). Living Relative of the Microfossil Kakabekia. Science 156(3779): 1231-1234, 5 figures, 2 tables.
Siegel, S.M. & Siegel, B.Z. (1968). A living organism morphologically comparable to the Precambrian genus Kakabeckia. American Journal of Botany 55(6): 684-687, 3 figures.
Siegel, B.Z. & Siegel, S.M. (1970). Biology of the Precambrian Genus Kakabekia: New Observations on Living Kakabekia barghoorniana. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 67(2): 1005-1010, 3 figures, 3 tables.
Seckbach, J. (1999). Enigmatic Microorganisms and Life in Extreme Environments. Vol. 1 pp. xxi, 687, profusely illustrated. Dordrecht: Springer Science+Business Media.
Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.
Created: 16 April 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 August 2021 by E.A. Molinari Novoa
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=45690
Please cite this record as:
E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 October 2021.