Choricystis (Skuja) Fott, 1976
Holotype species: Choricystis minor (Skuja) Fott
Original publication and holotype designation: Fott, B. (1976). Choricystis, eine neue Gattung der Chlorococcales (Chlorophyceae). Archiv für Hydrobiologie Supplement Algological Studies 49: 382-388.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..
Karsten et al. (2005: fig. fig. 1), Neustupa et al. (2009: fig. 28) and Neustupa (2011: fig. 22) include this in the Choricystis/Botryococcus clade (Trebouxiophyceae). Darienko et al. (2010: fig.1) place it in the Choricystis-clade. - (18 Mar 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Based on Coccomyxa sect. Choricystis Skuja, Symb. Bot. Upsal. 9(3): 146. 1948. - (5 Aug 2011) - M.D. Guiry
Description: Unicellular plants with oval to reniform to pyriform cells, 1-8 x 1-3.5 µm. Cell with smooth walls, not embedded in mucilage envelope. Cells uninucleate; chloroplast single and parietal, pyrenoids absent. Asexual reproduction by autospores, 2 (rarely 4) per sporangium, released by rupture of parental cell wall. Flagellated stages and sexual reproduction absent. Choricystis planktonic or in littoral, reported from Europe, north Africa and Cuba. The small cell size, production of 2 autospores and absence of mucilage envelope diagnostic of Choricystis. Species distinguished based on cell size and shape. Unicellular plants with oval to reniform to pyriform cells, 1-8 x 1-3.5 µm. Cell with smooth walls, not embedded in mucilage envelope. Cells uninucleate; chloroplast single and parietal, pyrenoids absent. Asexual reproduction by autospores, 2 (rarely 4) per sporangium, released by rupture of parental cell wall. Flagellated stages and sexual reproduction absent. Choricystis planktonic or in littoral, reported from Europe, north Africa and Cuba. The small cell size, production of 2 autospores and absence of mucilage envelope diagnostic of Choricystis. Species distinguished based on cell size and shape.
Information contributed by: D. Garbary & F. Hindák. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 21 Dec 2011 by M.D. Guiry.
Numbers of names and species: There are 18 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 9 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..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Friedl, T. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of green algae assigned to the genus Planophila (Chlorophyta): evidence from 18S rDNA sequence data and ultrastructure. European Journal of Phycology 37: 373-384.
Darienko, T., Gustavs, L., Mudimu, O., Menendez, C.R., Schumann, R., Karsten, U., Friedl, T. Proschold, T. (2010). Chloroidium, a common terrestrial coccoid green alga previously assigned to Chlorella (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). European Journal of Phycology 45(1): 79-95.
Karsten, U., Friedl, T., Schumann, R., Hoyer, K. & Lembcke, S. (2005). Mycosporine-like amino acids and phylogenies in green algae: Prasiola and its relatives from the Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 41: 557-566.
Neustupa, J., Nemcová, Y., Eliéas, M. & Skaloud, P. (2009). Kalinella bambusicola gen. etsp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel coccoid Chlorella-like subaerial alga from Southeast Asia. Phycological Research 57(3): 159-169.
Neustupa, J., Eliás, M., Skaloud, P., Nemcová, Y. & Sejnohová, L. (2011). Xylochloris irregularis gen. et sp. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), a novel subaerial coccoid green alga. Phycologia 50(1): 57-66.
Sluiman, H.J., Guihal, C. & Mudimu, O. (2008). Assessing phylogenetic affinities and species delimitations in Klebsormidiales (Streptophyta): nuclear-encoded rDNA phylogenies and ITS secondary structure models in Klebsormidium, Hormidiella, and Entransia. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 183-195.
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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: 01 October 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 20 December 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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