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CATALOG - Pavlomulina

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Pavlomulina ranunculiformis S. Sym, R. Pienaar & M. Kawachi, in Kawachi et al. 2021
= Pavlomulina ranunculiformis

Current identification/main database link: Pavlomulina M. Kawachi & I. Inouye, in Kawachi et al 2021

Compiled data

Citation: Pavlomulina M. Kawachi & I. Inouye, in Kawachi et al 2021
Rank: Genus
Type species: Pavlomulina ranunculiformis S. Sim, M. Kawachi & I. Inouye, in Kawachi et al 2021
Current citation: Pavlomulina M. Kawachi & I. Inouye, in Kawachi et al 2021

Original Description

Diagnosis: With characters of class [Rappephyceae]. Flagellate cells with a long haptonema and two isokont flagella showing heterodynamic behavior, either S-shaped motion or recurved flagellar beat: 14–16 microtubules in the haptonema. Four chloroplasts.


Named for the cell features it shares with both Pavlova (the S-shaped flagellar motion in one flagellum) and Chrysochromulina (a conspicuous haptonema and isokont flagella). The name is created by synthesizing parts of two names, ‘‘Pavlo’’ from Pavlova and ‘‘mulina’’ from Chrysochromulina.

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Editors' Notes


Kawachi, M. et al. (2021). Rappemonads are haptophyte phytoplankton. Current Biology. 31(11): 2395-2403. gs


Pavlomulina: Catalog entry compiled by <% compiler %>. Viewed: 5-10-2022

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