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Bacteriastrum furcatum Shadbolt

Publication details
Bacteriastrum furcatum Shadbolt 1854: 14, pl. 1: fig. 1

Published in: Shadboldt, G. (1854). A short description of some new forms of Diatomaceae from Port Natal. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 2: 13-18, pl. 1.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Bacteriastrum.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), forked, furcate (Stearn 1992).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Bacteriastrum curvatum G.Shadbolt 1854
Bacteriastrum nodulosum G.Shadbolt 1854

General environment
This is a marine species.

Type information
Type locality: Port Natal (now Durban), South Africa (Bosak et al. 2015: 132). Lectotype (typified by Boalch (1975): BM no. 293 (Bosak et al. 2015: 132).

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Key references
Boalch, G.T. (1974). The type material of the diatom genus Bacteriastrum Shadbolt. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 45: 159-66.

Boalch, G.T. (1975). The Lauder species of the diatom genus Bacteriastrum Shadbolt. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 53: 185-189.

Bosak, S., Supraha, L., Nanjappa, D., Kooistra, W.H.C.F. & Sarno, D. (2015). Morphology and phylogeny of four species from the genus Bacteriastrum (Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 54(2): 130-148.

Fryxell, G.A. (1978). Chain-forming diatoms: three species of Chaetoceraceae. Journal of Phycology 14(1): 62-71.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jameson, I. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2010). Planktonic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters. (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 16-82. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

Sarno, D., Zingone, A. & Marino, D. (1997). Bacteriastrum parallelum sp. nov., a new diatom from the Gulf of Naples, and new observations on B. furcatum (Chaetocerotaceae, Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 36: 257-266, 34 figs, 1 table.

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References
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Sarno, D., Zingone, A. & Marino, D. (1997). Bacteriastrum parallelum sp. nov., a new diatom from the Gulf of Naples, and new observations on B. furcatum (Chaetocerotaceae, Bacillariophyta). Phycologia 36: 257-266, 34 figs, 1 table.

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