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Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Scenedesmaceae
Subfamily Scenedesmoideae
Genus Scenedesmus

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Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat
Bainbridge Island, Washington state, USA: 1000x, DIC. 13 Apr 2013. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

 

Nizymenia furcata (Harvey) Chiovitti, Saunders & Kraft

Acutodesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) P.M.Tsarenko Bainbridge Island, Washington state, USA: 1000x, DIC
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Publication details
Scenedesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat 1902: 211

Published in: Chodat, R. (1902). Algues vertes de la Suisse. Pleurococcoïdes - Chroolépoïdes Beiträge Kryptogamenflora der Schweiz. Band I, Heft 3.. pp. i-xii, 1-373. Berne: Druck und Verlag von K-J. Wyss, Libraire-Éditeur.
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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 Tetradesmus lagerheimii M.J.Wynne & Guiry

Basionym
Selenastrum acuminatum Lagerheim

Origin of species name
Participle A (Latin), acuminate, i.e. tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scenedesmus obliquus var. acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat
Scenedesmus acuminatus var. minor G.M.Smith 1916
Scenedesmus falcatus Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus acuminatus var. elongatus G.M.Smith 1926

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Guiry, M.D. (2016). Tetradesmus lagerheimii M.J.Wynne & Guiry, nomen novum, a replacement name for Tetradesmus acuminatus (Lagerheim) M.J.Wynne, nom. illeg. (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Notulae Algarum 12: 1 page only.

Key references
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.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Lombardi, A.T., Hidalgo, T.M.R, Vieira, A.A.H. & Sartori, A.L. (2007). Toxicity of ionic copper to the freshwater microalga Scenedesmus acuminatus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales). Phycologia 46: 74-78.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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: 10 December 2018 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.)

Dehning, I. & Tilzer, M.M. (1989). Survival of Scenedesmus acuminatus (Chlorophyceae) in darkness. Journal of Phycology 25: 509-515, 5 figs.
Lombardi, A.T., Hidalgo, T.M.R, Vieira, A.A.H. & Sartori, A.L. (2007). Toxicity of ionic copper to the freshwater microalga Scenedesmus acuminatus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales). Phycologia 46: 74-78.

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