Millerella G.H.& S.M. , 2016
Original publication and holotype designation: Boo, G.H., Nguyen, T.V., Kim, J.Y., Le Gall, L., Rico, J.M., Botallico, A. & Boo, S.M. (2016). A revised classification of the Gelidiellaceae (Rhodophyta) with descriptions of three new genera: Huismaniella, Millerella and Perronella. Taxon 65(5): 965-979, 6 figs.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Gender: This genus name is currently treated as feminine.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Huisman, J.M., Boo, G.H. & Boo, S.M. (2018). Gelidiales. In: Algae of Australia. Marine benthic algae of north-western Australia. 2. Red algae. (Huisman, J.M. Eds), pp. 245-264. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS & CSIRO Publishing.
"The genus name, Millerella, honors Dr. Kathy Ann Miller, a perspicacious naturalist and curator of algae at the Herbarium of the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A., who has greatly contributed to the taxonomy of marine red algae in California." - (10 Nov 2016) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Plants consisting of terete prostrate axes, attached by clumps of unicellular rhizoids arising irregularly along prostrate axes. Erect axes terete to compressed, subdistichously branched. Apical cells single, dome-shaped. Subapical cells distichously divided. Outermost cortical cells regularly to irregularly arranged in surface view. Axial and periaxial cells aligned in the thallus medial plane, remaining obvious especially in the upper and middle parts of the thallus. Tetrasporangial sori formed in apical parts of erect axes and lateral branches; tetrasporangia initiated from periaxial cells, subspherical, regularly arranged in parallel transverse tiers or in chevrons. Sexual reproductive structures not observed.
Information contributed by: Original description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 17 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 6 species names in the database at present, of which 6 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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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in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: 10 November 2016 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 17 May 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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