Chromochloris Kol & F.Chodat, 1934
Holotype species: Chromochloris cinnabarina Kol & F.Chodat
Currently accepted name for the type species: Chromochloris zofingiensis (Dönz) Fucíková & L.A.Lewis
Original publication and holotype designation: Kol, E. & Chodat, F (1934). Quelques algues nouvelles des sols et de la neige du Parc National Suisse, Engadine. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de Genève 25: 250-263.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Fucíková, C. & Lewis, L.E. (2012). Intersection of Chlorella, Muriella and Bracteacoccus: Resurrecting the genus Chromochloris Kol et Chodat (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Fottea 12(1): 83-93.
Description: Alga unicellular, solitary. Cells spherical or oval. Cell wall smooth. Young cells uninucleate; mature cells multinucleate. Multiple parietal chloroplasts lacking a pyrenoid. Reproduction via autospores, rarely via zoospores. Secondary carotenoids present in abundance. Aging culture colored brickred.
Information contributed by: Karolina Fucíková and Jane Lewis. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 26 Mar 2014 by Wendy Guiry.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.
Created: 28 April 2004 by Fabio Rindi
Verified by: 15 February 2012 by M.D. Guiry
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