Thraustochytrium gaertnerium   Bongiorni, Jain, Raghukumar & Aggarwal  2005 (Protozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Labyrinthulea

Mature thalli globose, sub-globose and with ectoplasmic net elements.

Reproduction occurring by 2 different methods of zoospore formation. Mature thalli in the first type directly becoming zoosporangia; zoosporangia eucarpic, dividing directly into 10—75 zoospores. Zoospores released initially by a rupture in the cell wall, the latter disintegrating totally afterwards. A single proliferation body, 5—10 mm in diameter left behind. Mature thalli in the second type becoming amoeboid. Amoebae 25—40 mm in length and 12.5—27.5 mm wide, with a hyaline, sheath-like ectoplasm and a granular endoplasm, exhibiting very slow movements. Amoebae rounding upto form zoosporangia as above. No proliferation body remains. Zoospores measuring 5.5—7.3 mm in length and 3—4.5 mm wide.

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• Goa, Chorao Mangroves INDIA (Record: 2005)

Literature Source(s)
  • Bongiorni, L; Jain, R; Raghukumar, S and Aggarwal, RK (2005) Thraustochytrium gaertnerium sp. nov.: a new Thraustochytrid Stramenopilan protist from mangroves of Goa, India Protist Elsevier 156 303-315 Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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