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Chlamydomonas provasolii J.J.Lee, M.E.McEnery, E.G.Kahn & F.L.Schuster, nom. inval.

Publication details
Chlamydomonas provasolii J.J.Lee, M.E.McEnery, E.G.Kahn & F.L.Schuster 1979: 122, pl. 1: figs 1-3; pl. 2: figs 4-6; pl. 3: figs 7, 8; pl. 4: figs 9, 10; pl. 5: figs 11, 12, nom. inval.

Published in: Lee, J.J., McEnery, M.E., Kahn, E.G. & Schuster, F.L. (1979). Symbiosis and the evolution of larger Foraminifera. Micropaleontology 25(2): 118-140.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chlamydomonas is Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P.A.Dangeard.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Invalid: Latin diagnosis or description, and designation of type lacking. - (8 Mar 2010) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Dominant phase in the life cycle characterized by spherical non-motile cells 8-15 µm in diameter. Motile cells oval (8-15 x 6-8 µm). The most distinguishing feature of this symbiotic alga is its pyrenoid structure which is typically penetrated by many tubules, each with a single thylakoid stack in the center. Pyrenoid surrounded by extensive starch sheath. The single, large-lobed chloroplast extends throughout all regions of the cell and with its pyrenoids and associated starch plates occupies more than half of the cell volume. The nucleus is an irregular spheroid situated anteriorly in close juxtaposition to the flagellar apparatus. The apical papillus is small. The cell wall of cultured forms is triple-layered with: 1) a spongy inner layer; 2) an electron dense fibrous middle layer; and 3) spongy outer layer. Symbiont in soritid foraminiferan Cyclorbiculina compressa and also Sorites marginalis, another soritid foraminiferan where it is not the only symbiont.

No distributions recorded
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