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Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum J.A.West, Zuccarello & J.L.Scott 2005

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Biliphyta
Phylum Rhodophyta
Subphylum Proteorhodophytina
Class Stylonematophyceae
Order Stylonematales
Family Stylonemataceae
Genus Purpureofilum

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Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum J.A.West, Zuccarello & J.L.Scott
Mooball Creek, New South Wales, Australia; 3-week-old sporeling. 25 Sep 2002. John West. © John West (jwest@unimelb.edu.au).

Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum J.A.West, Zuccarello & J.L.Scott
Mooball Creek, New South Wales, Australia. 25 Sep 2002. John West. © John West (jwest@unimelb.edu.au).

 

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Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum J.A.West, Zuccarello & J.L.Scott Mooball Creek, New South Wales, Australia; 3-week-old sporeling
© John West (jwest@unimelb.edu.au)

Publication details
Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum J.A.West, Zuccarello & J.L.Scott in J.A.West & al. 2005: 52, figs 1-17

Published in: West, J.A., Zuccarello, G.C., Scott, J., Pickett-Heaps, J. & Kim, G.H. (2005). Observations on Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum gen. et sp. nov. from Australia and Bangiopsis subsimplex from India (Stylonemates, Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 53: 49-66.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Purpureofilum.

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

Type information
Type locality: Mooball Creek, New South Wales, Australia (West & al. 2005: 50). Holotype: J.A. West and others; 25 September 2002; Epiphytic on various algae occurring on the base of Lumnitzera racemosa Willdenow, a mangrove species. NSW 610972 (West & al. 2005: 53). Notes: Type Culture: UTEX 2794. UTEX Culture Collection of Algae, 1 University Station A6700, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-0183, USA. CCAP 1383/1. Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa, SAMS Research Services Ltd, Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory, Dunbeg, Argyll, PA37 1QA, UK.Sequence data: GenBank Accession number: rbcLAY617156; SSU- AY617151.

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General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Thallus less than 1 mm tall. Unicellular base forming uniseriate filaments (10-14 µm diameter), and forming multiseriate filaments (20-25 µm diameter) by oblique cell divisions. Cells enclosed by a clear matrix, uninucleate with single parietal multilobed, liver-to purple-coloured chloroplast lacking a pyrenoid and possesing a peripheral thylakoid. Golgi complex associated with rough endoplasmic reticulum. Reproduction occurs when vegetative cells are liberated as motile monospores (10-13 µm diameter). Low molecular weight carbohydrates are digeneaside and sorbitol.

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Key references
Yoon, H.S., Muller, K.M., Sheath, R.G., Ott, F.D. & Bhattacharya, D. (2006). Defining the major lineages of red algae (Rhodophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 482-492.

Created: 12 September 2005 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 31 January 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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West, J.A., Zuccarello, G.C., Scott, J., Pickett-Heaps, J. & Kim, G.H. (2005). Observations on Purpureofilum apyrenoidigerum gen. et sp. nov. from Australia and Bangiopsis subsimplex from India (Stylonemates, Bangiophyceae, Rhodophyta). Phycological Research 53: 49-66.

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