Pseudothrix borealis Hanic & S.C.Lindstrom 2008
Pseudothrix borealis Hanic & S.C.Lindstrom 2008: 130, figs 1-20
Published in: Hanic, L.A. & Lindstrom, S.C. (2008). Life history and systematic studies of Pseudothrix borealis gen. et sp. nov. (=North Pacific Capsosiphon groenlandicus, Ulotrichaceae, Chlorophyta). Algae 23: 119-133.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Pseudothrix.
Status of Name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Alaska: Aleutian Islands: near Dutch Harbor airport, Amaknak Island; (Hanic & Lindstrom 2008: 130) Holotype: 4.viii.2004; UBC; A84928 (Hanic & Lindstrom 2008: 130)
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), north, northern (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Gametophytic thalli tubular, consisting of small, rounded, irregularly arranged, widely spaced cells, often paired or in fours; monoecious, isogamous. Sporophytic thallus codiolum- or cyst-like. Tubular thalli arising from both aplanospores and zoospores with a distinctive development in which basal, non-septate rhizoids from the initially uniseriate filament are transformed into sep- tate uniseriate filaments, which then develop basal non- septate rhizoids; this pattern repeated to yield a tuft of up to 50 fronds. From other tubular green algae it differs in the primary structure of the nuclear encoded small subunit rRNA gene and the ITS regions.
Created: 27 October 2010 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 14 December 2017
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 December 2017. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 04 December 2022