Phylogenetic subdivision of the genus Protoperidinium (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) with emphasis on the Monovela Group
Published:January 01, 2013
Kazumi Matsuoka, Hisae Kawami, 2013. "Phylogenetic subdivision of the genus Protoperidinium (Peridiniales, Dinophyceae) with emphasis on the Monovela Group", Biological and Geological Perspectives of Dinoflagellates, J. M. Lewis, F. Marret, L. R. Bradley
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The genus Protoperidinium is the most diverse of the thecate dinoﬂagellates in both coastal and offshore environments. This genus consists of c. 300 species (Hoppenrathetal.2009), all of which are completely heterotrophic. Although several different classiﬁcation schemes in the genus Protoperidinium Berg (formerly the genus Peridinium Ehrenberg) have been proposed by different scientists (e.g. Jörgensen1912; Lebour1925; Abe´ 1981), the genus has been treated as a well-established taxonomic unit even after the revision of the genus Peridinium by Balech (1974). Since the plate formula and the shape of each plate developed in Protoperidinium species are stable, the combination of plate topology and shape have been regarded as key features for subdivision within the genus and identiﬁcation of species.
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