Microseira G.B.McGregor & Sendall, 2014

Holotype species: Microseira wollei (Farlow ex Gomont) G.B.McGregor & Sendall ex Kenins

Original publication and holotype designation: McGregor, G.B. & B.C.Sendall (2014). Phylogeny and toxicology of Lyngbya wollei (Cyanobacteria, Oscillatoriales) from north-eastern Australia, with a description of Microseira gen. nov. J. Phycol. 51(1): 109-119, 5 fig., 2 tables.

Description: Freshwater; thallus a prostrate, greenish blue-black woolly mat of densely aggregated filaments. Filaments straight to variously contorted, facultatively and infrequently pseudobranched. Sheath colorless, hyaline, when old distinctly lamellated (roughened) and colored, open at the apex. Trichomes isopolar, uniformly cylindrical, up to 70 µm wide; not or slightly constricted at the cross-walls. Cells discoid, 5–15 times broader than long; contents finely granular, without aerotopes; apical cells rounded, without a calyptra or thickened outer cell wall. Reproduction by motile hormogonia formed by necridia.

Information contributed by: Original description (slightly modified). The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2023-03-03 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: 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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