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Stichococcus jenerensis Neustupa, Eliás & Sejnohová

Publication details
Stichococcus jenerensis Neustupa, Eliás & Sejnohová 2007: 61, fig. 2

Published in: Neustupa, J., Eliás, M. & Sejnohová, L. (2007). A taxonomic study of two Stichococcus species (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) with a starch-enveloped pyrenoid. Nova Hedwigia 84: 51-63.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Stichococcus is Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
According to Thüs et al. (2011: 412), S. jenerensis is part of the large Diplosphaera clade. - (10 Feb 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Easily fragmenting unbranched filaments so that the cells are usually solitary or in two-celled filaments. On solid medium, longer filaments with 5-10(-20) cells are formed. The cells are cylindrical, with dimensions (2.5-)2.8-3.8(-4.2) × (4.0-)4.5-10.7(-11.8) µm. The cell wall is thin, without any thickenings. The cells possess a single parietal chloroplast with a single starch-enveloped pyrenoid. The envelope is composed of several isolated starch grains. Asexual reproduction proceeds by means of vegetative cell division. Neither production of zoospores nor sexual reproduction was observed.

Type information
Type locality: Kampong Kuala Jenera, Kelantan, Malaysia (Nestupa, Eliás & Sejnohová 2007: 61-62). Holotype: J.Neustupa; 29.i. 2000; Surface soil crust on a tree base in a secondary lowland rainforest. PRC AL1/2006 (Nestupa, Eliás & Sejnohová 2007: 61). Notes: The name of the species is derived from the name of a village close to the type locality. The original strain is kept in the Culture Collection of Charles University of Prague (CAUP) as strain CAUP J 1302.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Key references
Thüs, H., Muggia, L., Pérez-Ortega, S., Favero-Longo, S.E., Joneson, S., O'Brien, H., Nelsen, M.P., Duque-Thüs, R., Grube, M., Friedl, T., Brodie, J., Andrew, C.J., Lücking, R., Lutzoni, F. & Gueidan, C. (2011). Revisiting photobiont diversity in the lichen family Verrucariaceae (Ascomycota). European Journal of Phycology 46(4): 399-415.

Created: 21 September 2007 by M.D. Guiry

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 17 February 2020.

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