Isoselmis Butcher, 1967
Holotype species: Isoselmis obconica Butcher
Original publication and holotype designation: Butcher, R.W. (1967). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part IV: Cryptophyceae. Fisheries Investigations, London, series IV 1967: [i]-vi, -54, 22 pls.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.
Description: Free-swimming, biflagellate monads; obovoid and somewhat metabolic; without furrow and gullet, but with two short, superficial rows of ejectisomes in the anterior-ventral region; the flagella equal and homodynamic, arising from a subapical depression; a single chloroplast, bright red to yellow, parietal, boat-shaped, filling about two-thirds the periphery of the cell; a pyrenoid and stigma present or not; forming palmelloid colonies in culture. Known only from a single sample taken off the Plymouth coast, England, and only with hesitation distinguished from the similar genus, Plagioselmis Butcher.
Information contributed by: D. R. A. Hill. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 19 Sep 2014 by M.D. Guiry.
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Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. -261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.
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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.
Created: 16 September 2004 by Robert Wilkes
Verified by: 19 September 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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