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Watanabea reniformis N.Hanagata, I.Karube, M.Chihara & P.C.Silva 1998

Publication details
Watanabea reniformis N.Hanagata, I.Karube, M.Chihara & P.C.Silva 1998: 226, figs 1-40

Published in: Hanagata, N., Karube, I., Chihara, M. & Silva, P.C. (1998). Reconsideration of the taxonomy of ellipsoidal species of Chlorella (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta), with establishment of Watanabea gen. nov. . Phycological Research 46(4): 221-229, 40 figs.

Publication date: 1998

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

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

Type information
Type locality: England: Cambridge (garden soil) (Index Nominum Algarum). Holotype: figs 5, 10 : isolated by E.G. Pringsheim; 1939; Isolated from garden basin. culture: SAG 211-9b (Hanagata & al. 1998: 226).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), kidney-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Habitat notes
Freshwater, garden pond (Darienko et al. 2010) - (6 Aug 2010) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
Emended description (Darienko & Pröschold, 2019:494, fig. 2, L-0).

Habitat
Fresh water: garden basin (Karsten et al., 2005: 560).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Darienko, T. & Pröschold, T. (2019). Reevaluation and discovery of new species of the rae genus Watanabea and establishment of Massjukichlorella gen. nov. (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) using an integrative approach. Journal of Phycology 55(2): 493-499.

Fucíková, K., Pazoutová, M. & Rindi, F. (2015). Meiotic genes and sexual reproduction in the green algal class Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 51(3): 419-430.

Karsten, U., Friedl, T., Schumann, R., Hoyer, K. & Lembcke, S. (2005). Mycosporine-like amino acids and phylogenies in green algae: Prasiola and its relatives from the Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 41: 557-566.

Krienitz, L., Bock, C., Nozaki, H. & Wolf, M. (2011). SSU rRNA gene phylogeny of morphospecies affiliated to the bioassay alga "Selenastrum capricornutum" recoverd the polyphyletic origin of crescent-shaped Chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 880-893, 9 figs, 1 table.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Chlorellales. 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. 475-499. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

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