validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)
The type species of this genus has alternatively been placed in the genus Microhaloa Kützing 1843.Publication:
Kützing FT. Phycologia germanica, d. i. Deutschlands Algen in bündigen Beschreibungen. Nebst einer Anleitung zum Untersuchen und Bestimmen dieser Gewächse für Anfänger. Wilh. Köhne, Nordhausen, 1845.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Macraloa"; "Micralaa"; "Micruloa".
The BRCs most frequently used for deposits in this group are: NIES: 1.
According to Komarek and Golubic (1990) originally assigned to Cyanobacteria but unclear, according to Drouet and Daily (1956) phytoflagellates.Publication:
Komarek J, Golubic S. Guide to the Nomenclature and formal taxonomic treatment of oxyphototroph prokaryotes (Cyanoprokaryotes). Unknown Publisher, Unknown City, 1990.
Pittman et al. (1991) suggested the abbreviation "MCLO" for this genus name but this does not appear to be of practical relevance any longer.Publication:
Pittman KF, Walczak CA, Lock CM. Codes and abbreviations for approved of effectively published names of genera of bacteria published from January 1980 to December 1990. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1991; 41:571-579.
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 1 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 3 Total number of child taxa: 3