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Volvox africanus G.S.West

Publication details
Volvox africanus G.S.West 1910: 102, pl. 3: figs 8-10

Published in: West, G.S. (1910). Some new African species of Volvox. Journal of the Quekett Microscopical Club, Series 2 11: 99-104, pl. 3: figs 1-10.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Volvox is Volvox globator Linnaeus.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), of or pertaining to Africa.

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "Albert Nyanza [Uganda] by Mr. R. T. Leiper, who accompanied the expedition dispatched to Uganda by the Egyptian Survey Department in July 1907." (West 1910: 102).

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Key references
Herron, M.D., Desnitskiy, A.G. & Michod, R.E. (2010). Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 46(2): 316-324.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Nozaki, H., Matsuzaki, R., Yamamoto, K., Kawachi, M. & Takahashi, F. (2015). Delineating a new heterothallic species of Volvox (Volvocaceae, Chlorophyceae) using new strains of “Volvox africanus” . PLOSOne 10(11: e0142632): 1-16, 4 figs.

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References
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Nozaki, H., Matsuzaki, R., Yamamoto, K., Kawachi, M. & Takahashi, F. (2015). Delineating a new heterothallic species of Volvox (Volvocaceae, Chlorophyceae) using new strains of “Volvox africanus” . PLOSOne 10(11: e0142632): 1-16, 4 figs.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 06 December 2019.

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