Paragymnodinium N.S.Kang, H.J.Jeong, Moestrup & W.Shin, 2010
Holotype species: Paragymnodinium shiwhaense N.S.Kang, H.J.Jeong, Moestrup & W.Shin
Original publication and holotype designation: Kang, N.S., Jeong, H.J., Moestrup, Ø., Shin, W., Nam, S.W., Park, J.Y., de Salas, M.F. Kim, K.W. & Noh, J.H. (2010). Description of a new planktonic mixotrphi dinoflagellate Paragymnodinium shiwhaense n. gen., n. sp. from the coastal waters off western Korea: morphology, pigments, and ribosomal DNA gene sequence . Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 57(2): 121-144, 89 figs, 2 tables.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as neuter.
Description: Dinoflagellates with very thin transparent polygonal AVs arranged in longitudinal rows. An anterior furrow or line absent, but a furrow extends ventrally from the cingulum to near the apex. Nuclear envelope chambers and NFC absent. Cells possess chlorophyll a and chlorophyll c2. The major carotenoid is peridinin and cells also contain diadinoxanthin, diatoxanthin, and b-carotene. Cells possess nematocysts and trichocysts, but lacks taeniocysts, posterior vacuoles, and stylet. Mixotrophic.
Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.
Numbers of names and species: There are 4 species names in the database at present, of which 4 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
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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. 11-189. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.
Yokouchi, K., Onuma, R. & Horiguchi, T. (2018). Ultrastructure and phylogeny of a new species of mixotrophic dinoflagellate, Paragymnodinium stigmaticum sp. nov. (Gymnodiniales, Dinophyceae). Phycology 57(5): 539-554.
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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: 07 August 2012 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 13 October 2020 by M.D. Guiry
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