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Scenedesmus falcatus Chodat

Publication details
Scenedesmus falcatus Chodat 1926: 146, figs 36, 37

Published in: Chodat, R. (1926). Scenedesmus. Étude de génétique de systématique expérimentale et d'hydrobiologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Hydrologie 3: 71-258.

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 Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), shaped like a sickle.

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
INA notes: "S. falcatus Chodat 1894, 1895 as to name [both are invalid nomina nuda] but not as to type." - (12 Nov 2015) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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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.

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.

Toepel, J., Langner, U. & Wilhelm, C. (2005). Combination of flow cytometry and single cell absorption spectroscopy to study the phytoplankton structure and to calculate the chl a specific absorption coefficients at the taxon level. Journal of Phycology 41(6): 1099-1109.

Verschoor, A.M., van der Stap, I., Helmsing, N.R., Lürling, M. & van Donk, E. (2004). Inducible colony formation within the Scenedesmaceae: adaptive responses to infochemicals from two different herbivore taxa. Journal of Phycology 40: 808-814, 5 figs, 1 table.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 12 November 2015 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.)

Fingerhut, U., Groeneweg, J. & Soeder, C.J. (1990). Acetate utilization in Scenedesmus falcatus, an alga from high-rate ponds. Arch Hydrobiol (S87): 57-64.

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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 22 May 2019.

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