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Wilmottia O.Strunecky, J.Elster & J.Komárek, 2011

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Coleofasciculaceae

Holotype species: Wilmottia murrayi (West & G.S.West) Strunecký, Elster & Komárek

Original publication and holotype designation: Strunecký, O., Elster, J. & Komárek, J. (2011). Taxonomic revision of the freshwater cyanobacterium "Phormidium" murrayi = Wilmottia murrayi. Fottea 11(1): 57-71.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Komárek, J., Kaštovský, J., Mares, J. & Johansen, J.R. (2014). Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach. Preslia 86: 295-335.

Description: Filaments solitary or in clusters, cylindrical along the whole length, more or less straight or slightly coiled, with facultative sheath, sometimes in dense, irregular fascicles with colorless and diffluent slime, not enveloped together by a firm, wide sheath. Sheaths around single trichomes thin, more or less fine but firm, colorless, sometimes diffluent, attached to trichomes. Never falsely branched. Trichomes cylindrical, not or only very slightly (exceptionally) constricted at cross walls, not attenuated or widened towards ends, without calyptra. Cells isodiametric, rarely shortened to half of their width, or up to 2 times longer than wide, sometimes with different length in one and the same trichome, cylindrical, pale blue-green, usually with scattered larger granules, which are sometimes gathered more at cross-walls; apical cells cylindrical, rounded at the apex, without calyptra. Position of thylakoids in cells mostly parietal with few occasional irregularities (dependent on environmental conditions).

Origin of description: this description is from the original publication; it may have been modified slightly.

Comments: "The new genus was named to honor our colleague and friend Professor Annick Wilmotte (Liège), who has contributed substantially to the knowledge of the ecology and diversity of Antarctic cyanobacterial microflora."

Numbers of names and species: There are 3 species names in the database at present, of which 3 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

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Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Created: 28 September 2011 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 03 March 2015 by M.D. Guiry

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