Chrysoculter T.Nakayama, M.Yoshida, M.-H.Noël, M.Kawachi & I.Inouye, 2005

Holotype species: Chrysoculter rhomboideus T.Nakayama, M.Yoshida, M.H.Noël, M.Kawachi & I.Inouye

Original publication and holotype designation: Nakayama, T., Yoshida, M., Noël, M.H., Kawachi, M. & Inouye, I. (2005). Ultrastructure and phylogenetic position of Chrysoculter rhomboideus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae), a new flagellate haptophyte from Japanese coastal waters. Phycologia 44(4): 369-383, 73 figures, 1 table.

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Description: Cells solitary, mostly asymmetric knife-shaped, 10-16 microns long, 3-6 microns wide. Two equal to subequal flagella, 14-26 microns, inserted at the cell apex. Haptonema 4-10 microns, noncoiling. Cells covered by two types of scale. Scales of the inner layer elliptical, 0.35×0.18 microns, with a narrow inflexed rim, and a radial pattern. Scales of the outer layer rhomboidal, 1.1×0.6 microns, with upright rim (50-80 microns), two projections, and a radial pattern. Rhomboidal scales do not overlap. Two pale yellow chloroplasts, lateral and parietal, are displaced horizontally, each with an immersed pyrenoid. The flagellar transitional region with a terminal transitional plate.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-10-08 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 masculine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-64, 103-139. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

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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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