Diaphragma Geitler, 1942

Holotype species: Diaphragma radiosum Geitler

Original publication and holotype designation: Geitler, L. (1942). Morphologie, Entwicklungsgeschichte und Systematik neuer bemerkenswerter atmophytischer Algen aus Wien. Flora 136: 1-29.

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Description: Plants prostrate, consisting of irregularly branched, uniseriate filaments of cylindrical cells, after division the cells separate but still remain within the filament. Cells with parietal chloroplast, band or plate-like; pyrenoids absent but starch present. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores, 4-8 produced per cell. Zoospores with stigma and two contractile vacuoles. Sexual reproduction unknown. Diaphragma rarely reported; grows on soil among moss and in mucilage of blue-green algae. Reported from Europe and New Zealand. Plants prostrate, consisting of irregularly branched, uniseriate filaments of cylindrical cells, after division the cells separate but still remain within the filament. Cells with parietal chloroplast, band or plate-like; pyrenoids absent but starch present. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores, 4-8 produced per cell. Zoospores with stigma and two contractile vacuoles. Sexual reproduction unknown. Diaphragma rarely reported; grows on soil among moss and in mucilage of blue-green algae. Reported from Europe and New Zealand.

Information contributed by: D.M. John. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2012-07-16 by Michael 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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