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Diacronema lutheri

Classification: ntax_non_cocco -> Haptophytes -> Pavlovales -> Pavlovaceae -> Diacronema -> Diacronema lutheri
Sister taxa: D. ennorea, D. lutheri, D. noctivaga, D. virescens, D. viridis, D. vlkianum, D. sp.


Citation: Diacronema lutheri (Droop 1953) Bendif & Veron, in Bendif et al. 2011
Rank: Species
Basionym: Monochrysis lutheri Droop 1953

Catalog entries: M. lutheri [no catalog entry yet]


The dominant motile cells are mainly round with a yellow-green plastid and a red eyespot. Vacuoles containing a regularly organised crystalline substance were sometimes observed. The haptonema is inserted between the hairy anterior flagellum that bears knob scales, unlike the naked posterior flagellum. The cell body is covered with small knob scales. The appendages are inserted near a pit and adjacent to the eyespot which is located on the external face of the plastid. Thylakoid lamellae are parallel. A pyrenoid was not observed. [Bendif et al. 2011]


Ecology & Biogeography

Biology & life-cycles

Phylogenetic relations

Cultures: Strains of this species are maintained in culture, for details see Roscoff Culture Collection.

Geological Range:
Last occurrence (top): Extant. Data source:
First occurrence (base): within No known fossil record modern (0.00-0.00Ma, base in "Holocene" stage). Data source:


Bendif, E. M. et al. (2011). Integrative taxonomy of the Pavlovophyceae (Haptophyta): A reassessment. Protist. 162: 738-761. gs

Droop, M. R. (1953). On the ecology of flagellates from some brackish and fresh-water pools of Finland. Acta Botanica Fennica. 51: 3-52. gs

Green, J. C. (1975). The fine-structure and taxonomy of the haptophycean flagellate Pavlova lutheri (Droop) comb. nov. (= Monochrysis lutheri Droop). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 55: 785-793. gs


Diacronema lutheri compiled by Jeremy R. Young viewed: 29-1-2023

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