Tetraciella Pascher & J.Petrová, 1930

Holotype species: Tetraciella adhaerens Pascher & J.Petrová

Original publication and holotype designation: Petrová J. (1930). Eine neue festsitzende Protococcalengattung (Tetraciella nov. gen.). Archiv für Protistenkunde 71: 550-566.

Description: Cells generally ovoid, firmly attached on the substrate by their narrow ends. Cell wall thin, smooth, covered by a mucilaginous layer. Cells solitary or grouped into dense colonies covering the major part of the substrate. The cells often form hemispherical or clumpy accumulations composed of two or four cells. Cell apex is usually rounded, but can be clearly pointed. In that case, the pointed end faces inwards the colonies. Chloroplast cup-shaped, placed at distal part of the cell, containing a distinct pyrenoid. Nucleus located in the cell centre. Asexual reproduction by production 2–4(–8) zoospores or 2–4 autospores per cell. Zoospores quadriflagellate, ovoid to pyriform, with a cup-shaped chloroplast, contractile vacuoles, and stigma. A genus of two described species from freshwater habitats.

Information contributed by: Skaloud et al. (2018: 109).. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2018-03-15 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Škaloud, P., Rindi, F., Boedeker, C. & Leliaert, F. (2018). Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Freshwater flora of central Europe. Bd 13. Chlorophyta: Ulvophyceae (Krienitz, L. ed.). pp. [i]-vii, [1]-288, 182 figs. Berlin: Springer Spektrum.

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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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