Volvox gigas Pocock 1933: 480, figs 1-3; pls XXV-XXX
Published in: Pocock, M.A. (1933). Volvox and associated algae from Kimberley. Annals of the South African Museum 16: 473-521.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).
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Type locality: Kimberley, South Africa (Silva 1996-to date).
No distributions recorded
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Herron, M.D., Desnitskiy, A.G. & Michod, R.E. (2010). Evolution of developmental programs in Volvox (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 46(2): 316-324.
Silva, P.C. (1996-to date). Index Nominum Algarum, University Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/INA.html. Updated continuously. ..
Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 14 February 2011 by M.D. Guiry
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Vande Berg, W.J. & Starr, R.C. (1971). Structure, reproduction and differentiation in Volvox gigas and Volvox powersii. Archiv für Protistenkunde 113: 195-219.
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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 15 September 2019.