Falcomonas daucoidesKerstin Hoef-Emden and John M. Archibald
Described by Hill; type species Falcomonas daucoides (marine; Hill 1991)
Currently only one strain has been analyzed using molecular methods (Marin et al. 1998; Hoef-Emden et al. 2002). Neither in molecular phylogenies inferred from nuclear nor in phylogenies inferred from nucleomorph SSU rDNA sequences can its position be resolved. This may be caused by a low evolutionary rate relative to other cryptophytes.
- Type of biliprotein: PC569
- Nucleomorph free in periplastidial space
- Dimorphism unknown
- Light microscopy: blue-green marine cryptophyte, bent acuminate cell, one plastid with a pyrenoid, furrow only
- Ultrastructure: serrated hexagonal plates (IPC), hexagonal plates and fibrils (SPC), mid-ventral band, furrow only, pyrenoid dissected by a cytoplasmic tongue of the periplastidial space
Hill DRA (1991) Chroomonas and other blue-green cryptomonads. J. Phycol. 27: 133-145
Hoef-Emden K, Marin B, Melkonian M (2002) Nuclear and nucleomorph SSU rDNA phylogeny in the Cryptophyta and the evolution of cryptophyte diversity. J. Mol. Evol. 55: 161-179
Marin B, Klingberg M, Melkonian M (1998) Phylogenetic relationships among the Cryptophyta: analyses of nuclear-encoded SSU rRNA sequences support the monophyly of extant plastid-containing lineages. Protist 149: 265-276
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Universität zu Köln, Köln, Germany
John M. Archibald
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Hoef-Emden, Kerstin and John M. Archibald. 2008. Falcomonas daucoides http://tolweb.org/Falcomonas_daucoides/97236/2008.09.14 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 14 September 2008 (under construction).