Vitrella Oborník & al., 2012

Holotype species: Vitrella brassiciformis Oborník & al.

Original publication and holotype designation: Oborník, M., Modrý, D., Lukeš, M., Černotíková-Střibrná, E., Cihlář, J., Tesařová, M., Kotabová, E., Vancová, M., Prášil, O. & Lukeš, J. (2012). Morphology, ultrastructure and life cycle of Vitrella brassicaformis n. sp., n. gen., a novel chromerid from the Great Barrier Reef. Protist 163(2): 306-323, 55 figures.

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Description: Unicellular alga with secondary plastid surrounded by four membranes. Immotile vegetative cells with laminated cell walls represents a dominant stage in the culture; autosporangia contain dozens of immotile autospores; zoosporangia contain numerous motile biflagellate zoospores; plastids pigmented by chlorophyll a, violaxantnin, vaucheriaxanthin and ß-carotene, with chlorophyll c missing; vegetative cells and autospores contain a prominent pyrenoid; sporangium carries an operculum.

Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-09-14 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: Adl, S.M., Bass, D., Lane, C.E., Lukeš, J., Schoch, C.L., Smirnov, A., Agatha, S., Berney, C., Brown, M.W., Burki, F., Cárdenas, P., Čepička, I., Chistyakova, L., Del Campo, J. Dunthorn, M., Edvarsen, B., Eglit, Y., Guillou, L., Hampl, V., Heiss, A.A., Hoppenrath, M., James, T.Y., Karnkowska, A., Karpov, S., Kim, E.S., Kolisko, M., Kudryavtsev, A., Lahr, D.J.G., Lara, E., Le Gall, L., Lynn, D.H., Mann, D.G., Massana, R., Mitchell, E.A.D., Morrow, C., Park, J.S., Pawlowski, J.W., Powell, M.J., Richter, D.J., Rueckert, S., Shadwick, L., Shimano, S., Spiegel, F.W., Torruella, G., Youssef, N., Zlatogursky, V. & Zhang, Q.Q. (2019). Revisions to the classification, nomenclature, and diversity of Eukaryotes. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 66: 4-119, 1 figure, 2 table, 3 appendices.

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 September 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 24 April 2024

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