Focal taxa

Major groups of green algae (estimated species diversity in parentheses) to be sampled (OTUs). Samples are on hand, collectable, or otherwise available to the co-PIs. Taxa to be used for EST/organellar sequencing are indicated in boldface. Asterisks (*) indicate taxa for which genomic data are published by others, or are in progress.

Group (approx. # species) OTUs Representative Genera
Chlorophyceae (1,250)
Chaetopeltidales 3 Chaetopeltis, Hormotilopsis
Chaetophorales 11 Chaetophora, Fritschiella, Stigeoclonium
Oedogoniales 4 Bulbochaete, Oedogonium
Sphaeropleales 16 Ankistrodesmus, Hydrodictyon, Scenedesmus
Volvocales 35 Chlamydomonas*, Dunaliella*, Volvox*
Incertae sedis 7 Micromonas*, Microspora, Radiofilum
Prasinophytes (120-140)
Mamiellales 9 Bathycoccus, Dolichomastix, Ostreococcus*
Pseudoscourfieldiales 4 Nephroselmis
Various Orders 16 Pedinomonas, Pyramimonas, Tetraselmis, Pycnococcus, Prasinoderma, strain RCC287
Trebouxiophyceae (1,250)
Chlorellales 6 Chlorella*, Closteriopsis, Muriella
Prasiolales 3 Prasiola, Rosenvingiella
Trebouxiales 5 Myrmecia, Trebouxia
Incertae sedis 28 Botryococcus, Coccomyxa*, Elliptochloris, Eremosphaera, Raphidonema,Microthamnion, Stichococcus
Ulvophyceae (1,100)
Bryopsidales 26 Bryopsis, Caulerpa*, Codium*, Halimeda
Cladophorales/Siphonocladales 46 Chaetomorpha, Cladophora, Phyllodictyon, Spongiochrysis, Valonia
Dasycladales 14 Acetabularia*, Batophora, Cymopolia
Oltmansiellopsidales 3 Dangermannia, Oltmannsiellopsis*
Trentepohliales 21 Cephaleuros, Phycopeltis, Tretepohlia
Ulotrichales 26 Acrosiphonia, Gloeotilopsis, Ignatius*, Monostroma, Ulothrix
Ulvales 24 Blidingia, Pseudendoclonium, Ulva, Phaeophila
Charophyta **(11,000-13,000)
Charophyceae 13 Chara*, Nitella*, Tolypella
Chlorokybophyceae 2 Chlorokybus*
Coleochaetophyceae 5 Chaetosphaeridium*, Coleochaete*
Klebsormidiophyceae 23 Entransia, Interfilum, Klebsormidium*
Mesostigmatophyceae 2 Mesostigma*
Zygnematophyceae-Zygnematales 33 Mougeotia, Spirogyra*, Zygnema
Zygnematophyceae-Desmidiales 40 Desmidium, Penium*, Staurastrum
Total 425
** exclusive of embryophytes