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Name derivation:


Lotharella  K. Ishida & Y. Hara  1996.  5 of 7 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2016).

Order Chlorarachniales (Chlorachniida), Family Chlorarachniaceae


The life cycle of LEX01 strain included four cell types by light microscopy: naked amoeboid, walled amoeboid, walled coccoid, and flagellate cells (Hirakawa et al. 2011).

Similar genera:



Guiry, M.D. and G.M. Guiry  2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 15 May 2013.

Hirakawa, Y., A. Howe, E.R. James and P.J. Keeling  2011.  Morphological diversity between culture strains of a Chlorarachniophyte, Lotharella globosa.  PLOS one

Ishida, K.-I., T. Nakayama & Y. Hara, Y.  1996.  Taxonomic studies on the Chlorarachniophyta.  II. Generic delimitation of the chlorarachniophytes and description of Gymnochlora stellata gen. et sp. nov. and Lotharella gen. nov..Phycological Research 44: 37-45.