Halothece M.C.Margheri, S.Ventura, Kaštovský & Komárek, 2008

Holotype species: Halothece californica Margheri, Ventura, Kaštovský & Komárek

Original publication and holotype designation: Margheri, M.C., Ventura, S., Kaštovský, J. & Komárek, J. (2008). The taxonomic validation of the cyanobacterial genus Halothece. Phycologia 47(5): 477-486, 7 figs, 3 tables.

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Description: Cells are solitary or in clusters, without mucilaginous envelopes, ovoid or cylindrical, and they sometimes form chain-like pseudofilaments with up to eight cells after division. Thylakoids are parallely arranged in free fascicles oriented along the cell walls and occasionally found in the cell centre. Reproduction is by cross-wise binary fission in one plane in subsequent generations, perpendicularly to the longer axis or slightly oblique.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-12-26 by E.A. Molinari Novoa.

Taxonomic status: This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Strunecký, O., Ivanova, A.P. & Mares, J. (2022 '2023'). An updated classification of cyanobacterial orders and families based on phylogenomic and polyphasic analysis (Review). Journal of Phycology 59(1): 12-51.

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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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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 26 December 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 February 2024

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