Micromonas pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke 1960
Micromonas pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke 1960: 292, 298
Published in: Manton, I. & Parke, M. (1960). Further observations on a small green flagellate with special reference to possible relatives of Chromulina pusilla Butcher. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 39: 275-298, 59 figs.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Micromonas.
Status of Name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Micrinomonas pusilla (R.W.Butcher) Doweld.
Chromulina pusilla Butcher
Syntype localities: "...obtained repeatedly in cultures from Conway, the Helford River, Cornwall, and the River Crouch, Essex [England]."; (Butcher 1952: 183) Notes: Neotype: culture Plymouth no. 27, isolated 13.iv.1950 by M. Parke from sea surface at 50 15 N, 04 13 W.
Origin of Species Name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).
This is a marine species.
Characters of the genus. Flagellum including hair point longer than 3 µm. Nuclear genomecomprising 19 or 20 chromosomes. In the nuclear-encodedSSU rRNA, base pair 10 of Helix 25 is A-U instead of U-A. In ITS2, base pair 13 of Helix 3 is U-A instead of C-G. Broadly distributed, mostly from coastal zones [emended "diagnosis" in Simon et al. (2017)].
Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry.
Last updated: 24 July 2022
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 24 July 2022. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. https://www.algaebase.org; searched on 23 September 2023