Protoeuglena R.Subrahmanyan, 1954

Holotype species: Protoeuglena noctilucae R.Subrahmanyan

Original publication and holotype designation: Subrahmanyan, R. (1954). A new member of the Euglenineae. Protoeuglena noctilucae gen. et sp. nov., occurring in Noctiluca miliaris Suriray, causing green discoloration of the sea off Calicut. Proceedings of the National Institute of Sciences of India 39: 118-127.

Description: Marine habitat, usually growing in the dino?agellate Noctiluca scintillans. Cells small, compressed laterally, measuring about 5-10 ┬Ám long, without theca, periplast smooth. Single ?agellum very long and inserted in a deep groove, more than twice the cell length. Chloroplast bright green, single and lateral. Mobile actively and generally rapid backward movements.

Information contributed by: Emended description by Wang & al. (2016).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-04-16 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 feminine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Wang, L., Lin, X., Goes, J.I. & Lin, S. (2016). Phylogenetic analyses of three genes of Pedinomonas noctilucae, the green endosymbiont of the marine dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans, reveal its affiliation to the order Marsupiomonadales (Chlorophyta, Pedinophyceae) under the ueinstated name Protoeuglena noctilucae. Protist 167(2): 205-216, 5 figs, 2 tables.

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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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