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Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini 1842

Publication details
Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini 1842: 27, pl. 2: fig 3

Published in: Meneghini, G. (1843). Monographia Nostochinearum italicarum addito specimine de Rivulariis. Memorie della Reale Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, ser. 2 5: 1-143, pls I-XVII.

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

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

Lepra infusionum Schrank

Type information
Type locality: [München, Germany?] (Schrank 1794: 1-4). Notes: "Lepra infusionum, viridis, glomerulata, in pelliculam continuara punctatam concrescens." He discovered the growths after immersing some willow-twigs in water and keeping them in a window in his bedroom: "After about 14 days the water atarted to assume a greenish color, which gradually became more and more complete...". Perhaps one of earliest examples of culture of green algae? Franz von Paula Schrank (August 21, 1747, Vornbach – December 22, 1835) was a German priest, botanist and entomologist. He was the first director of the botanical gardens in Munich from 1809 to 1832.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lepra infusionum Schrank 1794
Lepraria infusionum (Schrank) Schrank 1811
Protococcus infusionum (Schrank) Kützing 1846

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chantransia infusionum Schrank 1814
Cystococcus humicola Nägeli 1849
Chlorococcum humicola (Nägeli) Rabenhorst 1868
Gloeocystis humicola (Nägeli) J.Adams 1908
Chlorococcum humicola var. incrassatum F.E.Fritsch & R.P.John 1942

Taxonomic notes
Lepraria infusionum (Schrank) Schrank 1811 [Lepra infusionum Schrank 1794] (INA). - (7 Nov 2017) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

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Key references
Andreyeva, V.M (1998). Poczvennye i aerophilnye zelyonye vodorosli (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). Terrestrial and aerophilic green algae (Chlorophyta: Tetrasporales, Chlorococcales, Chlorosarcinales). pp. [1]-349, [2], 108 pls. St Petersberg: "NAUKA".

Bi Liejue & Hu Zhengyu [Bi, L.J. & Hu, Z.Y.] (2004). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus VIII. Chlorophyta Chlorococcales (I). pp. [i]xxv, 1-198 incl. 33 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Bold, H.C. (1931). Life history and cell structure of Chlorococcum infusionum. Bull. Torrey Club 57: .

Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Chlorococcales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 410. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Chlorococcales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 232-264. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Watanabe, S. & Lewis, L.A. (2017). Phylogenetic interpretation of light and electron microscopic features of selected members of the phylogroup Moewusinia (Chlorophyceae), with new generic taxonomy. Phycologia 56(3): 329-353, 77 fig., 2 tables.

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Bold, H.C. (1930). Life history and cell structure of Chlorococcum infusionum. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 57: 577-604.
Bold, H.C. (1931). Life history and cell structure of Chlorococcum infusionum. Bull. Torrey Club 57: .
Chida, Y. & Ueda, K. (1986). Mitochondrial number and form change during autospore formation in Chlorococcum infusionum (Schrank) Meneghini (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta). Phycologia 25: 503-509, 36 figs.

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