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Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Chlamydomonadales
Family Palmellopsidaceae
Genus Asterococcus

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Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Pitsford Water, Northampton UK.. 14 Jun 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 400x, phase contrast. 09 Apr 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 400x, DIC. 09 Apr 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 1000x, phase contrast. 09 Apr 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 1000x, DIC. 09 Apr 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Near Snaefellsjökul, NW Iceland.. 28 Jul 2011. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com).

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
Near Snaefellsjökul, NW Iceland.. 28 Jul 2011. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk,com).

 

Carpacanthus gaudichaudii (Montagne) Kützing

Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; pond, 1000x, phase contrast
© Karl Bruun

Publication details
Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel 1908: 762, figs 1-3

Published in: Scherffel, A. (1908). Asterococcus n. g. superbus ( Cienk.) Scherffel und dessen angebliche Bezeichnungen zu Eremosphaera. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft 26A: 762-771.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Asterococcus.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Basionym
Pleurococcus superbus Cienkowski

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), superb.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Pleurococcus superbus Cienkowski 1865

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Chlamydomonas scherffelii Korshikov 1917

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Massjuk, N.P. & Lilitska, G.G. (2011). Volvocales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 218-225. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Nakazawa, A., Yamada, T. & Nozaki, H. (2004). Taxonomic study of Asterococcus (Chlorophyceae) based on comparative morphology and rbcL gene sequences. Phycologia 43: 711-721.

Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Tetrasporales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 299-303. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pentecost, A. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Tetrasporales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 376-380. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 3/3A Asterococcus superbus (Cienkowski) Scherffel
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 24 July 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Leonardi, P.I., Rodríguez, M.C. & Cáceres, E.J. (2000). Fine structure of biflagellate zoospores of Asterococcus superbus (Tetrasporales, Chlorophyceae), including the absolute configuration of the flagellar apparatus. Journal of Phycology 36: 714-722.
Scherffel, A. (1908). Asterococcus n. g. superbus ( Cienk.) Scherffel und dessen angebliche Bezeichnungen zu Eremosphaera. Berichte der Deutschen Botanischen Gesellschaft 26A: 762-771.

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