Turrisphaera polybotrys sp.nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) from West Greenland

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T. polybotrys sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) is described on the basis of EM shadowcast whole mounts prepared from water samples collected in the summer of 1977, at localities in the vicinity of Godhavn, western Greenland. The spherical cell has 2 smooth flagella and a somewhat shorter haptonema. The periplast is composed of coccoliths which are goblet-shaped over most of the cell surface. Coccoliths around the flagellar pole are basically similar but unilaterally enlarged. The crystallites are hexagonal plates. An underlayer of small, unmineralized scale is found below the coccolith base-plates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)529-538
Publication statusPublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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