Micromonas squamata Manton & 1960
Micromonas squamata Manton & Parke 1960: 293, figs 1-29
Published in: Manton, I. & Parke, M. (1960). Further observations on small green flagellates with reference to possible relatives to Chromulina pusilla Butcher. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 45: 214-255.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Mantoniella squamata (Manton & Parke) Desikachary
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), furnished with scales (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
"Emended diagnosis: Characters of the genus. Flagellumincluding hair point approximately 2.5 m in length. Nucleargenome comprising 17 chromosomes. In ITS2 of the nuclear-encoded rRNA operon, base pair 14 of Helix 2 is A-U insteadof G-C, and base pair 4 of Helix 4 is U-G instead of C-G.Worldwide distribution, often with high abundance." (Simon et al. 2017). - (30 Oct 2017) - M.D. Guiry
This is a marine species.
Type locality: England: Brancaster Salt Marsh (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: E.A. George (isolator); viii. 1951; (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Type culture Cambridge no. 1965/I (INA).
Source of current name
Desikachary, T.V. (1972). Notes on Volvocales - I. Current Science (Bangalore) 41: 445-447.
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 March 2020 by Wendy Guiry
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Salisbury, J.L. & Floyd, G.L. (1978). Molecular, enzymatic and ultrastructure characterisation of the pyrenoid of the scaly green monad, Micromonas squamata. Journal of Phycology 14: 362-368, 9 figs, 2 tables.
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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 18 September 2020.