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Name derivation



Dinococcus  Fott  1960; 3 of 5 species descriptions are currently accepted taxonomically (Guiry and Guiry 2013).

Order Phytodiniales; Family Phytodiniaceae



Unicellular fusiform cells with a short spine at both ends.


Similar genera:




Eutrophic freshwater epiphytes on other algae, especially Vaucheria and Oedogonium.



Fott, B.  1960.  Taxonomische Übertragungen und Namensänderungen unter den Algen.  Preslia32: 142-154.

Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013.  AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.  http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 24 January 2013.





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