Corynoplastis Yokoyama, J.L.Scott, G.C.Zuccarello, M.Kajikawa, Y.Hara & J.A.West, 2009

Holotype species: Corynoplastis japonica A.Yokoyama, J.L.Scott, G.C.Zuccarello, M.Kajikawa, Y.Hara & J.A.West

Original publication and holotype designation: Yokoyama, A., Scott, J.L., Zuccarello, G.C., Makiko Kajikawa, M., Hara, Y. & West, J.A. (2009). Corynoplastis japonica gen. et sp. nov. and Dixoniellales ord. nov. (Rhodellophyceae, Rhodophyta) based on morphological and molecular evidence. Phycological Research 57: 278.

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Precise date of publication: Dec. 2009

Description: Cells spherical, solitary, unicellular, 18-33 ┬Ám in diameter, pale purple to brownish red, old cells surrounded by thick mucilaginous sheath. Chloroplast single or multiple, with many lobes extending from cell periphery to cell center. Peripheral thylakoid present. Pyrenoid located on each innermost chloroplast lobe end. One or two thylakoids present in pyrenoid matrix. Nucleus eccentric to peripheral in location. Golgi bodies scattered throughout cell associated with endoplasmic reticulum. Cells have a slow random gliding motility. Low molecular weight carbohydrate is mannitol.

Information contributed by: Original combined species and genus description.. The most recent alteration to this page was made on 2021-10-23 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.

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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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