Rhabdogloea B.Schröder, 1917

Holotype species: Rhabdogloea ellipsoidea Schröder

Original publication and holotype designation: Schröder, B. (1917). Beiträge zur Kenntnis des Phytoplanktons aus dem Kochel- und dem Walchensee in Bayern. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 35: 542-555, pl. XV.

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Description: Unicellular-colonial; colonies microscopic, containing relatively few cells, mucilaginous, with more or less elongated cells, disposed freely, distant from one another, sometimes oriented more or less in one direction; colonial slime colorless, without structure or very finely and indistinctly, irregularly concentrically lamellated, fine, sometimes diffluent at the margin. Sometimes few small colonies clustered together. Cells spindle-like, narrowed to both ends, pointed, rounded-pointed or narrowed-rounded, straight or curved, with pale blue-green or gray-blue, homogeneous content. Involution cells filament-like. Cell division (binary fission) in two, perpendicular to the longer axis of cells, in the middle of cells or slightly excentrically in involution cells. Cells separate soon from one another. Reproduction by dissociation of colonies and by solitary cells. Most species planktonic (usually in large lakes) or living in metaphyton of clear water bodies, one species known only from tropics. One species is cryosestonic from spring and summer snow fields.

Information contributed by: J. Komárek. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2015-03-03 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kaštovský, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.

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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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