Klebsormidium nitens (Kützing)
Klebsormidium nitens (Kützing) Lokhorst 1996: 13, figs 1-30
Published in: Lokhorst, G.M. (1996). Comparative taxonomic studies on the genus Klebsormidium (Charophyceae) in Europe. Cryptogamic Studies Volume 5. pp. 1-132. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.
The type species (holotype) of the genus Klebsormidium is Klebsormidium flaccidum (Kützing) P.C.Silva, K.R.Mattox & W.H.Blackwell.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Ulothrix nitens Kützing
Type locality: "In ollis cum Palmella cruenta cl. Meneghini v.s." [most likely from flower pots at the Orto botanico di Padova; see Rindi, Ryšánek & Škaloud (2017)] (Kützing 1849: 349). Lectotype: see below (epitype) G. Meneghini; L sheet 939.67-828 (Lokhorst 1996: 14). Notes: According to Lokhorst (1996: 14), the lectotype of Ulothrix nitens is annotatd as "Cum Palmella cruenta in cubita culta". leg. G. Meneghini. (L sheet 939.67.828). Type locality: In plate with another terrestrial alga Palmella cruenta...Italy (Mikhailyuk et al., 2015: 763). Epitype: strain SAG 13.91, designated by Mikhailyuk et al. (2015: 763) to support the lectotype specified above; the authentic strain of K. nitens is permanently preserved in a metabolically inactive state in the SAG. SAG 13-91 was isolated by E.A. Flint from Tekoa soil (New Zealand), original number No 60/74. However, Rindi, Ryšánek & Škaloud (2017: 86) colcluded "...that the epitype of K. nitens [meaning Ulothrix nitens] selected by Mikhailyuk et al. (2015) most probably does not represent the authentic Ulothrix nitens described by Kützing (1849). For this reason, in our opinion Klebsormidium nitens is a suitable candidate taxon for conservation based on a new epitypification. The new epitype would supersede the epitype selected by Mikhailyuk et al. (2015) and should be a strain isolated from Italy, with morphology corresponding to the original protologue. We suggest our sample F1B (=culture CAUP J 306) would be an appropriate candidate as new epitype for this species."
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), shining, gleaming (Dawes & Mathieson 2008).
Ulothrix nitens Kützing 1849
Hormidium nitens (Kützing) Rabenhorst 1863
Chlorhormidium flaccidum var. nitens (Kützing) Farooqui 1969
Chlorhormidium nitens (Meneghini) Komaromy 1976
Hormidium lubricum Chodat 1913
Klebsormidium flaccidum var. lubricum (Chodat) H.Ettl & Gärtner 1995
K. nitens (Meneghini in Kützing) Lokhorst is not cited in INA where the authority given is (Kützing) G.M. Lokhorst (Ulothrix nitens Kützing 1849: 349). Klebsormidium nitens (Meneghini in Kützing) Lokhorst (Novis 2006: table 3). - (30 Aug 2011) - Wendy Guiry
Sequences of K dissectum, K. fluitans and K. nitens formed an unresolved clade (Sluiman et al. 2008). - (24 Aug 2011) - Wendy Guiry
high UVR tolerance (Kitzing & Karsten, 2015) - (14 Aug 2015) - Wendy Guiry
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.
Borisova, O.V. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Klebsormidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 449-453. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.
Mikhailyuk, T., Glaser, K., Holzinger, A. & Karsten, U. (2015). Biodiversity of Klebsormidium (Streptophyta) from alpine biological soil crusts (Alps, Tyrol, Austria, and Italy). Journal of Phycology 51(4): 750-767.
Rindi, F., Ryšánek, D. & Škaloud, P. (2017). Problems of epitypification in morphologically simple green microalgae: a case study of two widespread species of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Fottea, Olomouc 17(1): 78-88.
Skaloud, P. (2006). Variation and taxonomic significance of some morphological features in European strains of Klebsormidium (Klebsormidiophyceae, Streptophyta). Nova Hedwigia 83: 533-550.
Sluiman, H.J., Guihal, C. & Mudimu, O. (2008). Assessing phylogenetic affinities and species delimitations in Klebsormidiales (Streptophyta): nuclear-encoded rDNA phylogenies and ITS secondary structure models in Klebsormidium, Hormidiella, and Entransia. Journal of Phycology 44(1): 183-195.
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