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.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
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 22 Nov 2017 by M.D. Guiry.
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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 12 March 2015 by Salvador Valenzuela Miranda
Verified by: 22 November 2017 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 January 2020.