Chlorolobion Korshikov, 1953

Holotype species: Chlorolobion obtusum Korshikov

Original publication and holotype designation: Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. Vol. 5 pp. 1-439. Kyiv: Akademyy Nauk Ukrayins'koy RSR.

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Description: Thalli unicellular and free-floating or attached. Cells lunate to fusiform, 3.5-52 x 1-10 µm, without elongate processes; cell walls smooth. Cells uninucleate; chloroplast single and parietal, with single pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction by autospores, (2-) 4-8 (-16) per sporangium, not in a linear series. Flagellated stages and sexual reproduction unknown. Chlorobion planktonic or attached in freshwater; reported from Europe and North America. Chlorolobion similar to Keratococcus and the two considered synonymous by some authors; distinguished based on number of autospores produced (many versus two) and cell shape (Chlorolobion without long terminal processes). 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 2012-01-27 by M.D. Guiry.

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

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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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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