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Dictyococcus mucosus Korshikov 1953

Publication details
Dictyococcus mucosus Korshikov 1953: 127, fig. 67 a-e

Published in: Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dictyococcus is Dictyococcus varians Gerneck.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Type information
Type locality: Ukraine: near Kharkov (Index Nominum Algarum).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Fuciková et al. (2011: 422) notes that this species lacks inflected plastid edges and produces orange oil as the culture ages (Korshikov 1953), a trait commonly observed in Bracteacoccus rather than Dictyococcus and that the description and depiction of D. mucosus suggest affiliation with Bracteacoccus rather Dictyococcus. - (12 Aug 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Fuciková, K., Rada, J.C. & Lewis, L.A. (2011). The tangled taxonomic history of Dictyococcus, Bracteacoccus and Pseudomuriella (Chlorophyceae,Chlorophyta) and their distinction based on a phylogenetic perspective. Phycologia 50(4): 422-429.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

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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