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Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs

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

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Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Alcohol preserved. Collected by Luca Marazzi, Okavango Delta, Botswana.. 17 Apr 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Near Conniston, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
Near Conniston, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs Alcohol preserved. Collected by Luca Marazzi, Okavango Delta, Botswana.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs 1848: 77, pl. X [10]: fig. 3

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 Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), pinnately cleft (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Tetrachastrum pinnatifidum (Ralfs) R.V.Dixon 1859
Micrasterias oscitans var. pinnatifida (Kützing ex Ralfs) Rabenhorst 1868

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Dolgelley (Ralfs); Ambleside (Mr Sidebotham); United States (Bailey); Germany (Kützing); Falaise (Brébisson) (Ralfs 1848: 77).

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Key references
Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. 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. 636-741. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Ribero, C. dos A., Ramos, G.P.R., Oliveira, I.B. de & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Micrasterias (Zygnematophyceae) de duas áreas do Pantanal dos Marimbus (Baiano e Remanso), Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil. Sitientibus Série Ciências Biológicas 15: [1-12].

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Santos, M.A., Bucudo, C.E.M. & Moura, C.W.N. (2018). Taxonomic notes on the species of the genus Micrasterias (Desmidiaceae, Conjugatophyceae) from the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Check List 14(6): 1027-1045, 33 figs, 3 tables.

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. (1905). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. II. pp. [i]-x, [1]-206, pls 33-64. London: The Ray Society.

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 649/11 Micrasterias pinnatifida Ralfs
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References
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Sormus, L. & Bicudo, C.E. de M. (1974). Polymorphism in the desmid Micrasterias pinnatifida and its taxonomical implications. Journal of Phycology 10: 274-279, 28 figs.

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