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Vitrella brassiciformis Oborník et al. 2012

Publication details
Vitrella brassiciformis Oborník et al. 2012: 319 (as 'brassicaformis' )

Published in: Oborník, M., Modry, D., Lukes, M., Cernotíková-Stribrná, E., Cihlár, J., Tesarová, M., Kotabová, E., Vancová, M., Prásil, O. & Lukes, J. (2012). Morphology, ultrastructure and life cycle of Vitrella brassicaformis n. sp., n. gen., a novel chromerid from the Great Barrier Reef. Protist 163(2): 306-323.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Vitrella.

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

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Corrected in accordance with Art. 60.8 [Melbourne Code] "Adjectival epithets that combine elements derived from two or more Greek or Latin words but are not formed in accordance with Rec. 60G.1(a) are to be corrected to conform with it, unless Rec. 60G.1(b) or (c) applies. In particular, the use, in pseudocompounding, of the genitive singular of Latin first-declension nouns (Rec. 60G.1(c)) instead of a regular compound (Rec. 60G.1(a)) is treated as an error to be corrected unless it serves to make an etymological distinction." - (13 Feb 2018) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Unicellular alga with secondary plastid surrounded by four membranes. Immotile vegetative cells with laminated cell walls represents a dominant stage in the culture; autosporangia contain dozens of immotile autospores; zoosporangia contain numerous motile biflagellate zoospores; plastids pigmented by chlorophyll a, violaxantnin, vaucheriaxanthin and ß-carotene, with chlorophyll c missing; vegetative cells and autospores contain a prominent pyrenoid; sporangium carries an operculum.

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.

Created: 03 November 2012 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 February 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Citing AlgaeBase
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2021. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 September 2021.

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