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Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Closteriaceae
Genus Closterium

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Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Collected by Ingrid Jüttner, Collected by Ingrid Juettner, Curl Brook, Herefordshire, UK. 14 May 2017. © Chris Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Form with unusual prominent striations. Collected by Howard Matcham, Boxgrove common, Chichester, UK. 16 Dec 2014. © C.F. Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
From a farm ditch. Watford, Northamptonshire, UK. 01 Aug 2010. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Leland Lake, Washington, USA; 100x, DIC. 14 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, water wheel, 1000x, DIC. 09 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs
Silverdale, Washington, USA; Clear Creek Trail pond, 200x, DIC. 07 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

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Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs From a farm ditch. Watford, Northamptonshire, UK
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Closterium acerosum Ehrenberg ex Ralfs 1848: 164, pl. XXVII [27]: fig. 2 a, b, d-e

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), needle-shaped (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Vibrio acerosum Schrank 1803
Closterium sigmoideum Lagerheim & Nordstedt 1893

Nomenclatural notes
Brook in John et al. (2002) cites Closterium acerosum (Shrank) Ehrenberg ex Ralfs 1848 (basionym: Vibrio acerosum Schrank). Hussain et al. (2010) and Masud-ul-Hasan (2010) also cite this authority. - (17 May 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Britain (various records); Germany (Ehrenberg, Kuetzing); Falaise (Brébisson); Mexico (Bailey) (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Closteriineae. 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. 616-636. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

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.

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Kouwets, F.A.C. (1999). A check-list of desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygnemaphyceae) of France. Patrimoines Natureles 41: 1-148.

Masud-ul-Hasan, Zarina, A. & Shameel, M. (2010). Taxonomic study of the class Desmidophyceae Shameel from Mianwali District, Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 6(2): 89-100.

Möbius, K. (1892). Australische Süsswasseralgen. Flora (Jena) 75: 421-454, pls VII, VIII.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Prescott, G.W., Croasdale, H.T. & Vinyard, W.C. (1975). A synopsis of North American desmids. Part II. Desmidiaceae: Placodermae. Sect. 1. pp. 1-275, 57 pls. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Ruzicka, J. (1977). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(1) pp. [i-]-vi, [2], [1]-291, [292]], pls 1-44. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Shahnaz, A., Zarina, A., Masud-ul-Hasan & Shameel, M. (2007). Survey of some Volvocophyta Shameel from Lahore, Pakistan. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 3(2): 205-212.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Baylson, F.A., Stevens, B.W. & Domozych, D.S. (2001). Composition and synthesis of the pectin and protein components of the cell wall of Closterium acerosum (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 37: 796-809.
Cook, P.W. (1967). A cytochemical study of acid phosphatase and nuclease activity in the plastid of Closterium acerosum. Journal of Phycology 3: 24-30, 18 figs, 1 table.
Domozych, D.S., Roberts, R., Danyow, C., Flitter, R., Smith, B. & Providence, K. (2003). Plasmolysis, hechtian strand formation, and localized membrane-wall adhesions in the desmid, Closterium acerosum (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39: 1194-1206.
Hogetsu, T. & Oshima, Y. (1985). Immunofluorescence microscopy of microtubule arrangement in Closterium acerosum (Schrank) Ehrenberg. Planta 166: 169-175.
Yeh, P.-Z. & Gibor, A. (1970). Gowth patterns and motility of Spirogyra sp. and Closterium acerosum. Journal of Phycology 6: 44-48, 4 figs.

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