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Scenedesmus alternans Reinsch

Publication details
Scenedesmus alternans Reinsch 1866: 135, pl. XX [20]: D: V [5]

Published in: Reinsch, P.F. (1866). Die Algenflora des mittleren Theiles von Franken (des Keupergebietes mit den angrenzenden Partien des jurassischen Gebietes) enthaltend die vom Autor bis jetzt in diesen Gebieten beobachteten Susswasseralgen und die Diagnosen und Abbildungen von ein und funfzig vom Autor in diesem gebiete entdeckten neuen Arten und drei neuen Gattungen. Abhandlungen der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft zu Nürnberg 6(2): 1-238, pls I-XIII.
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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 obtusus Meyen

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), alternating (Stearn 1992).

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

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
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.

Key references
Cao, X., Strojsová, A., Znachor, P. & Zapomelová, E. (2005). Detection of extracellular phosphatases in natural spring phytoplankton of a shallow eutrophic lake (Donghu, China). European Journal of Phycology 40: 251-258.

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