Coleofasciculus chthonoplastes (Gomont) M.Siegesmund, J.R.Johansen & T.Friedl 2008

Coleofasciculus chthonoplastes (Gomont) M.Siegesmund, J.R.Johansen & T.Friedl

Current name: Coleofasciculus chthonoplastes (Gomont) M.Siegesmund, J.R.Johansen & T.Friedl
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Publication Details
Coleofasciculus chthonoplastes (Gomont) M.Siegesmund, J.R.Johansen & T.Friedl 2008: 1575

Published in: Siegesmund, M.A., Johansen, J.R., Karsten, U. & Friedl, T. (2008). Coleofasciculus gen. nov. (Cyanobacteria): morphological and molecular criteria for revision of the genus Microcoleus Gomont. Journal of Phycology 44: 1572-1585.

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

Status of Name
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Microcoleus chthonoplastes Thuret ex Gomont

Type Information
Type locality: Denmark: Kattegat (syntypes from "sinus Codani; maris Baltici; oceani Germanici; England; France: Thuringia; Italy; Adriatic; Ceylon; USA; Brazil ; (Index Nominum Algarum) Lectotype fide Drouet 1968: Mertens; January 1816; C (Lyngbye Herb.); (Index Nominum Algarum)

General Environment
This is a marine species.

Trichomes slightly constricted at the cross walls with one to many trichomes in a common sheath, with limited gliding motility, tapering only at the terminal cell, lacking necridia, 25.5 µm wide. Cells longer than wide, blue-green to dirty blue-green, minutely granular in the centroplasm, with phormidiaceaen-type cell division, thylakoids not visible or appearing fasciculated, 414 µm long. Apical cell bluntly rounded after trichome breakage, becoming elongated and conical, not capitate, without calyptra.

Euhalabous; marine, mat-forming (Siegesmund 2008: 1573, 1572).

Created: 11 March 2009 by G.M. Guiry.

Last updated: 01 May 2022

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E.A. Molinari Novoa in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 01 May 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.; searched on 27 March 2023

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