>> I've got duplicate slides labelled as follows: Prototheca wickerhamii and
> Probetheca wickerhomii. I've looked in numerous textbooks for a spelling
> to no avail. Can anyone help?
>> My suspicion is that someone in transcribing the name sloppily transcribed
> the be to a to or visa versa and the o to an a in the species. However, no
> book that I have consulted has a genus that matches either.
>>>>>I don't know if this will help but my University text lists an algae (green) by the name Prototheca. I could not find a listing
corresponding to Probetheca. Probably a spelling error.