Richard C. Starr

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Richard Cawthorn Starr (August 24, 1924 – February 3, 1998) was an American phycologist.


Richard C. Starr was the recipient of the Gilbert Morgan Smith Medal in 1985.

Taxa named in honor of Richard C. Starr[edit]

  • Starria gen. nov. (Cyanophyta, described by N. J. Lang. J. Phycol. 13(1977):288-96.
  • Chlorococcum starrii sp. nov. (Chlorophyta, described by F. R. Trainor and P. A. Verses. Phycology 6(1967):237-39.
  • Cystomonas starrii, transferred by H. Ettl and G. Gartner. Nova Hedwigia 44(1987):509-17.


  • Starr, R.C., Marner, F.J. and Jaenicke, L. (1995). Chemoattraction of male gametes by a pheromone produced by female gametes of chlamydomonas. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 92, 641-645.


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