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Micractinium pusillum Fresenius

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Chlorellales
Family Chlorellaceae
Genus Micractinium

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Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Fishing Lake, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK. 21 Jul 2016. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Fishing Lake, Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, UK. 21 Jul 2016. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Manitoba, Canada; Lake Killarney, 400x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Manitoba, Canada; Lake Killarney, 400x, PC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Shelton, Washington, USA; Island Lake, Lugol's, 400x, phase contrast. 26 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Shelton, Washington, USA; Island Lake, Lugol's, 400x, DIC. 26 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
Shelton, Washington, USA; Island Lake, Lugol's, 400x, phase contrast. 26 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Bostrychia pilulifera Montagne

Micractinium pusillum Fresenius Manitoba, Canada; Lake Killarney, 400x, PC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Micractinium pusillum Fresenius 1858: 236, pl. XI [11]: figs 46-49

Published in: Fresenius, G. (1858). Beiträge zur Kenntniss mikroskopischer Organismen. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 2: 211-242.

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), very small (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Richteriella botryoides (Schmidle) Lemmermann
Staurogenia multiseta Schmidle
Crucigenia multiseta (Schmidle) Schmidle
Micractinium pusillum var. longisetum Tiffany & Ahlstrom
Micractinium pusillum var. mucosa Korshikov
Micractinium eriense Tiffany & Ahlstrom
Golenkinia botryoides Schmidle 1896
Tetrastrum multisetum (Schmidle) Chodat 1902

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Bassin des botanischen Gartens (Silva 1996-to date). Notes: Germany?

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Key references
Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: i-vii, 1-276.

Dijkman, N.A. & Kromkamp, J.C. (2007). Photosynthetic characteristics of the phytoplankton in the Scheldt estuary: community and single-cell fluorescence measurements. European Journal of Phycology 41: 425-434.

Gors, M., Schumann, R., Gustavs, L. & Karsten, U. (2010). The potential of ergosterol as chemotaxonomic marker to differenciate between "Chlorella" species (Chlorophyta) (Note). Journal of Phycology 46(6): 1296-1300.

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

Hindák, F. (1984). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae) III. Biologické Práce 30: 1-312.

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.

Kim, J.K. & Kim, H.S. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 6, Number 2 Chlorophyta: Chlorophyceae: Chlorococcales I: Micractiniaceae, Botryococcaceae, Characiaceae, Hydrodictyaceae. pp. [1-4], 1-117, figs 1-92. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

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.

Krienitz, L., Hegewald, E.H., Hepperle, D., Huss, V.A.R., Rohr, T. & Wolf, M. (2004). Phylogenetic relationship of Chlorella and Parachlorella gen. nov. (Chlorophyta, Trebouxiophyceae). Phycologia 43: 529-542, 19 figs, 3 tables.

Smith, G.M. (1916). New or interesting algae from the lakes of Wisconsin. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 471-483.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Chlorellales. 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. 475-499. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 231/1 Micractinium pusillum Fresenius
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Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 20 January 2017 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Lund, J.W.G. (1954). Three new British algal records and spore-formation in Micractinium pusillum Fres. Naturalist, Hull 1954: 81-85.

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