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Bacillaria J.F.Gmelin, 1791

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Bacillariales
Family Bacillariaceae

Holotype species: Bacillaria paradoxa J.F.Gmelin

Currently accepted name for the type species: Bacillaria paxillifera (O.F.Müller) T.Marsson

Original publication and holotype designation: Gmelin, J.F. (1791). Carolia Linne... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae secundum classes, ordines, genera species cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Ed. 13, Tomus I. Pars VI. Vermes Infusoria. pp. 3021-3910. Lipsiae [Lepizig]: Georg Emanuel Beer.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Lowe, R.L. (2003). Keeled and Canalled Raphid Diatoms. In: Freshwater Algae of North America, Ecology and Classification. (Wehr, J.D. & Sheath, R.G. Eds), pp. 669-684. San Diego: Academic press.

Taxonomic notes
Bacillaria J.F. Gmelin, Syst. nat., ed. 13, 1788; 1 (6): 3903. emend. A.M. Schmid et R. Jahn. - (12 Oct 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Habitat notes
Brackish to freshwater habitats (Jahn & Schmid, 2007) - (12 Oct 2007) - Wendy Guiry

Description: Emended by A.M. Schmidt et R. Jahn (2007: 311).

The most recent alteration to this page was made on 20 Oct 2017 by M.D. Guiry.

Numbers of names and species: There are 57 species names in the database at present, as well as 12 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 7 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..

Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):

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References
Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

Tomas, C.R., Eds (1996). Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. pp. 1-858. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.

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Contributors
Some of the descriptions included in AlgaeBase were originally from the unpublished Encyclopedia of Algal Genera, organised in the 1990s by Dr Bruce Parker on behalf of the Phycological Society of America (PSA) and intended to be published in CD format. These AlgaeBase descriptions are now being continually updated, and each current contributor is identified above. The PSA and AlgaeBase warmly acknowledge the generosity of all past and present contributors and particularly the work of Dr Parker.

Descriptions of chrysophyte genera were subsequently published in J. Kristiansen & H.R. Preisig (eds.). 2001. Encyclopedia of Chrysophyte Genera. Bibliotheca Phycologica 110: 1-260.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 October 2017 by M.D. Guiry

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