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Melosira italica (Ehrenberg) Kützing

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira

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Melosira italica (Ehrenberg) Kützing
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 1000x, DIC. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Aulacoseira italica (Ehrenberg) Simonsen Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Melosira italica (Ehrenberg) Kützing 1844: 55, pl. 2: fig. 6

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1844). Die Kieselschaligen Bacillarien oder Diatomeen. pp. [i-vii], [1]-152, pls 1-30. Nordhausen: zu finden bei W. Köhne.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira italica (Ehrenberg) Simonsen

Basionym
Gaillonella italica Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: "Diatomaceous earth from Santa Fiora, collected by Klaproth" (Tuji 2016). Lectotype: Klaproth; BHUPM Ehrenberg-Collection 290706 (Crawford, Likhoshway & Jahn 2003 Notes: Lectotype (designated in Crawford et al. 2003): BHUPM Ehrenberg-Collection : 290706 a red.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira italica var. genuina Ant.Mayer 1913

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

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.

Edlund, M.B., Williams, R.M. & Soninkhishig, N. (2003). The planktonic diatom diversity of ancient Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Phycologia 42: 232-260.

Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

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.

Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Fairburn, S., Gibson, C.E. & Foy, R.H. (1987). Preliminary observations of the physiology of Melosira italica subspecies subarctica: culture medium and cell composition. British Phycological Journal 22: 89-95.
Lund, J.W.G. (1954). The seasonal cycle of the plankton diatom Melosira italica (Her.) Kütz. subsp. subarctica O. Müll. Journal of Ecology 42: 151-179.
Lund, J.W.G. (1955). Further observations on the seasonal cycle of Melosira italica (Her.) Kütz. subsp. subarctica O. Müll. Journal of Ecology 43: 90-102.
Lund, J.W.G. (1971). An artifical alteration of the seasonal cycle of the plankton diatom Melosira italica subsp. subarctica in an English lake. Journal of Ecology 59: 521-533.

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