Plant Systematics and Evolution

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Mallomonas alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), a new species from Western Australia

  • Hans R. Preisig


A new species ofMallomonas, M. alphaphora (Chrysophyceae), was found in freshwater ponds in the Perth region, Western Australia. It is distinguished from other species ofMallomonas by its very distinctive scale and bristle morphology and is placed in a new section,Alphaphorae, of the genusMallomonas.

Key words

Algae Chrysophyceae (SynurophyceaeMallomonadaceae Mallomonas alphaphora Electron microscopy phytoplankton scale-bearing flagellate taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans R. Preisig
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  1. 1.Institut für Systematische BotanikUniversität ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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