Schizocladia ischiensis: a new filamentous marine chromophyte belonging to a new class, Schizocladiophyceae.

@article{Kawai2003SchizocladiaIA,
  title={Schizocladia ischiensis: a new filamentous marine chromophyte belonging to a new class, Schizocladiophyceae.},
  author={Hiroshi F. Kawai and Shunsuke Maeba and Hideaki Sasaki and Kazuo Okuda and Eric C. Henry},
  journal={Protist},
  year={2003},
  volume={154 2},
  pages={211-28}
}
A new marine filamentous chromophyte Schizocladia ischiensis sp. nov. is described from Naples, Italy, and a new class, Schizocladiophyceae, is proposed to accommodate the species based on morphology, photosynthetic pigment analysis, and rbcL and 18S rRNA gene sequences. The vegetative thallus is composed of branched filaments, 3-7 microm in diameter, containing one to two light brown parietal plastids. Cell walls are composed of layered fibers containing alginates, but lacking cellulose… CONTINUE READING