Asuka Kushibiki
Yamagata University
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Published on Apr 1, 2012in Phycological Research 1.27
Asuka Kushibiki1
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(Yamagata University),
Akiko Yokoyama10
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(University of Tsukuba)
+ 3 AuthorsYoshiaki Hara19
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(Yamagata University)
SUMMARY A novel unicellular red alga collected from a mangrove area on Iriomote Island in southwest Japan is described as Bulboplastis apyrenoidosa gen. et sp. nov. The cells are spherical, mean 11.2 µm in diameter, and surrounded by a thick mucilaginous sheath. The grayish-green chloroplast has many lobes extending throughout the cell and lacks a pyrenoid. This chloroplast type is similar to Glaucosphaera vacuolata, but differs from other unicellular red algae. Plastoglobuli clusters occur bene...
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