Ovillaria R. Nielsen, 1988

Holotype species: Ovillaria catenata R.Nielsen

Original publication and holotype designation: Nielsen, R. (1988 '1987'). Marine algae within calcareous shells from New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 25: 425-438.

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Description: Small tufts of branched uniseriate filaments. Vegetative cells cylindrical or rounded to globular with a parietal chloroplast. No hairs. Sporangia forming from any apical or intercalary vegetative cell; these becoming ovoid with a relatively thick wall. Reproduction by zoospores produced after sequential division of protoplast. Zoospores escape through round hole formed in upper end of sporangium wall. Unilateral germination into plants similar to the parental plant. Ovillaria known only from culture; the isolate initiated from plants associated with mussel shell from New Zealand. Small tufts of branched uniseriate filaments. Vegetative cells cylindrical or rounded to globular with a parietal chloroplast. No hairs. Sporangia forming from any apical or intercalary vegetative cell; these becoming ovoid with a relatively thick wall. Reproduction by zoospores produced after sequential division of protoplast. Zoospores escape through round hole formed in upper end of sporangium wall. Unilateral germination into plants similar to the parental plant. Ovillaria known only from culture; the isolate initiated from plants associated with mussel shell from New Zealand.

Information contributed by: R. Nielsen. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2011-10-14 by M.D. Guiry.

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

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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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