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Scenedesmus acutus Meyen

Publication details
Scenedesmus acutus Meyen 1829: 775, pl. XLII [42]: fig.32

Published in: Meyen, F.J.F. (1829). Beobachtungen über einige niedere Algenformen. Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae 14: 768-778, pl. XLIII [43].
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetradesmus obliquus (Turpin) M.J.Wynne

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), acute, pointed; i.e. narrowing gradually and making an angle of less than 90° (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Arthrodesmus acutus Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Scenedesmus crassus Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus scenedesmoides Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus dimorphus f. granulatus Isabella & R.J.Patel 1989

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Hallan, J.K. (2016 '2015'). Reinstatement of Tetradesmus G. M. Smith (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Feddes Repertorium 126: 83-86.

Key references
Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

Cao, X., Strojsová, A., Znachor, P. & Zapomelová, E. (2005). Detection of extracellular phosphatases in natural spring phytoplankton of a shallow eutrophic lake (Donghu, China). European Journal of Phycology 40: 251-258.

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.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

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]

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. 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. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Staehr, P.A. & Birkeland, M.J. (2006). Temperature acclimation of growth, photosynthesis and respiration in two mesophilic phytoplankton species. Phycologia 45(6): 648-656.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 10 December 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Lürling, M. & Van Donk, E. (1999). Grazer-induced colony formation in Scenedesmus acutus (Chlorophyceae): Ecomorph expression at different temperatures. Journal of Phycology 35: 1120-1126.
Lürling, M. (1998). Effect of grazing-associated infochemicals on growth and morphological development in Scenedesmus acutus (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 34: 578-586, 5 figs, 4 tables.
Nikolov, N.N., Khubavenska, N.B., Georgiev, G.M. & Patrikov, T.B. (1981). Mutagenic action of laser irradiation on the unicellular green alga, Scenedesmus acutus. Genetika 17: 614-617.
Twiss, M.R. & Nalewajko, C. (1992). Influence of phosphorus nutrition on copper toxicity to three strains of Scenedesmus acutus (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 28: 291-298, 2 figs, 4 tables.

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