Limnoraphis J.Komárek, E.Zapomelová, J.Smarda, J.Kopecky, E.Rejmánková, J.Woodhouse, B.A.Neilan & J.Komárková, 2013
Original publication and holotype designation: Komárek, J., Zapomelová, E., Smarda, J., Kopecký, J., Rejmanková, E., Woodhaouse, J., Neilan, B.A. & J.Komárková (2013). Polyphasic evaluation of Limnoraphis robusta a water-bloom forming cyanobacterium from Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, with a description of Limnoraphis gen. nov. Fottea 13(1): 39-52, 22 figs, 1 table.
Description: Filaments cyanoprokaryotic, simple, solitary, free–floating, 5–25 µm wide, or growing in small aggregations, straight or slightly curved, with distinct sheaths. Sheaths firm, colorless, hyaline, thin or slightly widened. Trichomes uniseriate, not or slightly constricted at the cross–walls, cylindrical, not narrowed towards ends, without clear calyptra. Cells cylindrical, short, always wider than long, with facultative gas vesicles (and aerotopes), present in distinct segments of a trichome. Heterocytes and akinetes missing. Reproduction by intense hormogonia production. Mainly free–floating in freshwater plankton.
Information contributed by: Original description.. 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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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 03 March 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2023