Bostrychiocolax Zuccarello & J.A.West, 1994

Holotype species: Bostrychiocolax australis Zuccarello & J.A.West

Original publication and holotype designation: Zuccarello, G.C. & West, J.A. (1994). Comparative development of the red algal parasites Bostrychiocolax australis gen. et sp. nov. and Dawsoniocolax bostrychiae (Choreocolacaceae, Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 30: 137-146.

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Description: Plant colorless, minute (up to 2 mm), multiaxial, with uninucleate cells, parasitic on Bostrychia radicans. Tetrasporangia superficial, 19-27 by 12-15 microns, cruciately or tetrahedrally divided. Carpogonial branch 4-celled, the supporting cell serving as auxiliary cell. Carpogonium fusing directly with auxiliary cell. Gonimoblast filaments sympodially branched, producing terminal carposporangia 29-35 by 12-15 microns. Mature carposporophyte having large central fusion cell. Spermatangia produced by successive divisions of cortical cells, arranged in clusters. Division of germinating spore producing small lenticular cell and elongate germ tube containing cytoplasm of spore. Conjunctor cell cut off from germ tube and fusing with tier cell of host. Following fusion, parasite developing into small cushion with multiple pit connections to host.

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2010-10-06 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 masculine.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Schneider, C.W. & Wynne, M.J. (2007). A synoptic review of the classification of red algal genera a half a century after Kylin's "Die Gattungen der Rhodophyceen". Botanica Marina 50: 197-249.

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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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