Vitrella brassiciformis Oborník & al. 2012

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Vitrella brassiciformis Oborník & al. 2012: 319, figs 1-54 (as 'brassicaformis')

Published in: Oborník, M., Modrý, D., Lukeš, M., Černotíková-Střibrná, E., Cihlář, J., Tesařová, M., Kotabová, E., Vancová, M., Prášil, O. & Lukeš, J. (2012). Morphology, ultrastructure and life cycle of Vitrella brassicaformis n. sp., n. gen., a novel chromerid from the Great Barrier Reef. Protist 163(2): 306-323, 55 figures.

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Publication date: 3 November 2011

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

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General Environment
This is a marine species.

Unicellular alga with secondary plastid surrounded by four membranes. Immotile vegetative cells with laminated cell walls represents a dominant stage in the culture; autosporangia contain dozens of immotile autospores; zoosporangia contain numerous motile biflagellate zoospores; plastids pigmented by chlorophyll a, violaxantnin, vaucheriaxanthin and ß-carotene, with chlorophyll c missing; vegetative cells and autospores contain a prominent pyrenoid; sporangium carries an operculum.

Created: 03 November 2012 by M.D. Guiry.

Last updated: 14 September 2023

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 14 September 2023. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 19 July 2024

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