Ploeotia Dujardin, 1841

Holotype species: Ploeotia vitrea Dujardin

Original publication and holotype designation: Dujardin, F. (1841). Histoire naturelle des Zoophytes, Infusoires, comprenant la physiologie et la clasification de ces animaux et la manière de les étudier à l'aide du microscope. pp. i-xii, 1-684. Paris: Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret.

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Description: Colorless, rigid cells, 30 _m long, with 2 unequal flagella, the anteriorly directed beating actively during gliding; phagotrophic, with either a simple ingestion apparatus of cytoplasmic pocket supported by microtubules, or a pocket with 2 non-protrusible hollow rods and plicate vanes (Triemer and Farmer, 1991a). Bourrelly (1970) refers this genus to Tropidoscyphus; included in Huber-Pestalozzi (1955) but not Starmach (1983); Farmer and Triemer (1988) recently redescribed the genus from ultrastructural studies; boundaries with Anisonema and Entosiphon not clearcut. Marine; Europe and USA. Colorless, rigid cells, 30 _m long, with 2 unequal flagella, the anteriorly directed beating actively during gliding; phagotrophic, with either a simple ingestion apparatus of cytoplasmic pocket supported by microtubules, or a pocket with 2 non-protrusible hollow rods and plicate vanes (Triemer and Farmer, 1991a). Bourrelly (1970) refers this genus to Tropidoscyphus; included in Huber-Pestalozzi (1955) but not Starmach (1983); Farmer and Triemer (1988) recently redescribed the genus from ultrastructural studies; boundaries with Anisonema and Entosiphon not clearcut. Marine; Europe and USA.

Information contributed by: G.F. Leedale. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2017-12-28 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Cavalier-Smith, T. (2016). Higher classification and phylogeny of Euglenozoa. European Journal of Protistology 56: 250–276, 2 figs.

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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. 28 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 September 2022

 
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