Holotype species: Koliellopsis inundata Lokhorst
Original publication and holotype designation: Lokhorst, G.M., Star, W. & Zuccarello, G.C. (2004). New genus Koliellopsis (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta); its phylogenetic position inferred from ultrastructure and nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Phycological Research 52(3): 235-243.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Description: Plants composed of simple, unbranched, iniseriate filaments, not attached and without basal-distal differentiation. Filaments made up of cylindrical, firmly adjoined, uninucleate cells with one prominent, parietal chloroplast. Both cell ends in single filament of equal shape, rounded or tapered. Chloroplast having the form of a bilobed homogeneous plate with marked median constriction, in which a small nucleus is positioned. Chloroplast folding around half of cell circumference, and usually approaching both transverse cell walls. Pyrenoids absent. Asexual reproduction by biflagellate zoospores (with details uncertain since this was seen only once in one filament in fresh material from the type locality. Vegetative multiplication by fragmentation of filaments, not common.The most recent alteration to this page was made on 14 Feb 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
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Sluiman, H.J., Guihal, C. & Mudimu, O. (2008). Assessing phylogenetic affinities and species delimitations in Klebsormidiales (Streptophyta): nuclear-encoded rDNA phylogenies and ITS secondary structure models in Klebsormidium, Hormidiella, and Entransia. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 183-195.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 02 December 2004 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 14 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 28 January 2020.