Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 177, Issue 3–4, pp 213–219 | Cite as

Taxonomic status of the species of the green algal genusNeochloris

  • T. R. Deason
  • P. C. Silva
  • S. Watanabe
  • G. L. Floyd
Short communication


Komárek has recently reviewed the various species assigned to the green algal genusNeochlorisStarr (Chlorococcales, Chlorococcaceae) and removed those with uninucleate vegetative cells to a new genus,Ettlia.Watanabe & Floyd, unaware ofKomárek's work, also reviewed the species ofNeochloris and distributed them among three genera—Neochloris, Chlorococcopsis gen. nov., andParietochloris gen. nov.—on the basis of details of the covering of the zoospore and the arrangement of the basal bodies of the flagellar apparatus. This paper reconciles these two treatments and makes additional recommendations at the ranks of genus, family, order, and class.

Key words

Algal taxonomy Chlorophyceae Pleurastrophyceae Chlorococcales Sphaeropleales Sphaeropleaceae Hydrodictyaceae Neochloridaceae Chlorococcopsis Ettlia Neochloris Parietochloris 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. R. Deason
    • 1
  • P. C. Silva
    • 2
  • S. Watanabe
    • 3
  • G. L. Floyd
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.HerbariumUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyFaculty of Education, Toyama UniversityToyamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Plant BiologyThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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