Chlorosarcinopsis variabilis F.R.Trainor & R.L.Hilton 1967
Chlorosarcinopsis variabilis F.R.Trainor & R.L.Hilton Matte, dull
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Chlorosarcinopsis variabilis F.R.Trainor & R.L.Hilton 1967: 158, figs 1-10
Published in: Trainor, F.R. & Hilton, R.L. (1967 '1966'). Chlorosarcinopsis variabilis sp. nova from a Connecticut cornfield soil. Journal of Phycology 2(4): 156-159, 10 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Storrs, Connecticut, USA (Trainor & Hilton 1967: 158). Holotype: October 1958; cornfield soil. (Trainor & Hilton 1967: 158).
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), variable (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a terrestrial species.
Description: Young vegetative cells, when solitary, spherical, 5-10 µm in diameter; found singly or in small masses embedded in an extracellular mucilage. Chloroplast cup-shaped, filling ½ to entire cell; one pyrenoid (more rarely 2) with entire hull. Cell wall thin, becoming flattened between adjacent cells growing in a mass. Mature cells remain green and reach 12 µm in diameter.. The formation of mucilaginous stalks forming Hormotila-like colonies in older cultures was reported in the originally description of this species. This characteristic was observed by us only when cultures were grown on Bolds minimal medium (BMM) supplemented with acetate. No carotenoid pigment was detected in cells grown on BMM. Zoospore production was copious in 3-5 day cultures on BMM. Naked zoospores were 3.2-4µm wide by 6-12µm long with 2 apical flagella of equal length and a parietal chloroplast with one posterior pyrenoid; two contractile vacuoles and a nucleus were located anteriorly.
Cornfield soil in Storrs CT USA
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Watanabe, S., Mitsui, K., Nakayama, T. & Inouye, I. (2006). Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of sarcinoid green algae: Chlorosarcinopsis, Desmotetra, Sarcinochlamys gen. nov., Neochlorosarcina, and Chlorosphaeropsis (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 679-695.
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Trainor, F.R. & Hilton, R.L. (1967 '1966'). Chlorosarcinopsis variabilis sp. nova from a Connecticut cornfield soil. Journal of Phycology 2(4): 156-159, 10 figs.
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