Komarekia Fott, 1981

Holotype species: Komarekia appendiculata (Chodat) Fott

Original publication and holotype designation: Fott, B. (1981). Nomenklatorische änderungen bei einigen Chlorokokkalalgen. Preslia 53: 1-7.

Description: Thalli colonial, forming 4-celled coenobia in one plane or tetrahedrally with distinct central space; coenobia often aggregated into compound colonies with up to 16 cells; the entire colony enclosed in structureless mucilaginous envelope. Cells in coenobia touching at one end or slightly detached, at opposite end with wall remnant, these joined end to end in compound colonies. Cells 5-8 x 3-5 µm, oval to slightly asymmetric, with smooth cell walls. Cells uninucleate; single chloroplast cup-shaped and parietal with pyrenoid. Asexual reproduction by autospore formation; 4 spores organized in coenobium released by rupture of parental cell wall with each cell having remnant of cell wall at one end. Flagellated stages and sexual reproduction unknown. Komarekia planktonic in freshwater in eutrophic rivers; reported from Europe and Asia in temperate and subtropical climates. One species, K. lauterbornii placed by some authors in Crugenia.

Information contributed by: D. Garbary. 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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