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Chloromonas nivalis (Chodat) Hoham & Mullet

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Chlamydomonadaceae
Genus Chloromonas


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Chloromonas nivalis (Chodat) Hoham & Mullet
Prox. Comment welcome. Fogo Island, Newfoundland.. 16 Sep 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com) C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com).

Chloromonas nivalis (Chodat) Hoham & Mullet
prox. Preserved material. Fogo Island, Newfoundland. 15 Sep 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com).


Sargassum symphyorhizoideum Tseng & Lu

Scotiella nivalis (Chodat) F.E.Fritsch prox. Preserved material. Fogo Island, Newfoundland
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Chloromonas nivalis (Chodat) Hoham & Mullet 1978: 106

Published in: Hoham, R.W. & Mullet, J.E. (1978). Chloromonas nivalis (Chod.) Hoh. & Mull. comb. nov., and additional comments on the snow alga, Scotiella (Note). Phycologia 17: 106-107.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chloromonas is Chloromonas reticulata (Goroschankin) Gobi.

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

Pteromonas nivalis Chodat

Type information
Type locality: Suisse [Switzerland] (Silva 1996-to date). Type: snow; 1650-2600 m altitude. (Silva 1996-to date

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pteromonas nivalis Chodat 1902
Scotiella nivalis (Chodat) F.E.Fritsch 1912

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scotiella antarctica F.E.Fritsch 1912
Pteromonas willei Gain 1912
Chloromonas cryophila Hoham & Mullet 1977

Habitat notes
Snow (Hoham et al. 2002). - (3 Aug 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

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Key references
Hoham, R.W., Berman, J.D., Rogers, H.S., Felio, J.H., Ryba, J.B. & Miller, P.R. (2006). Two new species of green snow algae from upstate New York, Chloromonas chenangoensis sp. nov. and Chloromonas tughillensis sp. nov. (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) and the effects of light on their life cycle development. Phycologia 45: 319-330.

Hoham, R.W., Bonome, T.A., Martin, C.W. & Leebens-Mack, J.H. (2002). A combined 18S rDNA and rbcL phylogenetic analysis of Chloromonas and Chlamydomonas (Chlorophyceae, Volvocales) emphasizing snow and other cold-temperature habitats. Journal of Phycology 38: 1051-1064.

Matsuzaki, R., Kawai-Toyooka, H., Hara, Y. & Nozaki, H. (2015). Revisiting the taxonomic significance of aplanozygote morphologies of two cosmopolitan snow species of the genus Chloromonas (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae). Phycologia 54(5): 491-502.

Remias, D., Lütz-Meindl, U. & Lütz, C. (2005). Photosynthesis, pigments and ultrastructure of the alpine snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. European Journal of Phycology 40: 259-268.

Created: 21 August 2006 by Wendy Guiry

Verified by: 25 November 2015 by Wendy Guiry

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Hoham, R.W. & Mullet, J.E. (1978). Chloromonas nivalis (Chod.) Hoh. & Mull. comb. nov., and additional comments on the snow alga, Scotiella (Note). Phycologia 17: 106-107.
Matsuzaki, R., Nozaki, H. & Kawachi, M. (2018). Taxonomic revision of Chloromonas nivalis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) strains, with the new description of two snow-inhabiting Chloromonas species. PLoS ONE 13{3}: e0193603, 1-17, 5 fig., 1 table.
Matsuzaki, R., Nozaki, H., Takeuchi, N., Hara, Y. & Kawachi, M. (2019). Taxonomic re-examination of “Chloromonas nivalis (Volvocales, Chlorophyceae) zygotes” from Japan and description of C. muramotoi sp. nov. 14(1): e0210986 1-17, 7 figs, 1 table.
Procházková, L., Remias, D., Řezanka, T., & Nedbalová, L. (2017). Chloromonas nivalis subsp. tatrae, subsp. nov. (Chlamydomonadales, Chlorophyta): re-examination of a snow alga from the High Tatra Mountains (Slovakia). Fottea 18(1): 1-18, 29 fig., 5 tables.

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