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Volvox gigas Pocock

Publication details
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.

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
Noun (Latin), A giant (Stearn 1973).

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

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: Kimberley, South Africa (Silva 1996-to date).

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

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.

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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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

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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