Austrofilum A.F.Peters, 2003
Holotype species: Austrofilum incommodum (Skottsberg) A.F.Peters
Original publication and holotype designation: Peters, A.F. (2003). Molecular identification, distribution and taxonomy of brown algal endophytes, with emphasis on species from Antarctica. Proceedings of the International Seaweed Symposium 17: 293-302, 2 figs, 2 tables.
Description: Thallus microscopic, creeping, filamentous, branched. With phaeophycean hairs and uniseriate plurilocular sporangia. Epiphytic or endophytic in the cortex of Adenocystis or similar species, forming dark spots.
Information contributed by: Original description by A.F. Peters.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-01-12 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: Silberfeld, T., Rousseau, F. & Reviers, B. de (2014). An updated classification of brown algae (Ochrophyta, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie Algologie 35(2): 117-156.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.
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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 12 January 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 10 August 2022