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Polarella glacialis M.Montresor, G.Procaccini & D.K.Stoecker

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Suessiales
Family Suessiaceae
Genus Polarella

 

Publication details
Polarella glacialis M.Montresor, G.Procaccini & D.K.Stoecker 1999: 187, fig. 1-13, 20-22

Published in: Montresor, M., Procaccini, G. & Stoecker, D.K. (1999). Polarella glacialis, gen. nov., sp. nov. (Dinophyceae): Suessiaceae are still alive!. Journal of Phycology 35: 186-197, 28 figs, 1 table.

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective B (Latin), icy, frozen, or glacial; also meaning, growing in icy-cold regions.

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

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: McMurdo Sound (77Ý 50’ S; 166Ý 30’ E), Ross Sea, Antarctica (Montresor, Procaccini & Stoecker 1999: 187). Holotype: Fig. 2: Sea ice. (Montresor, Procaccini & Stoecker 1999: 187).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
McMinn, A. & Scott, F.J. (2005). Dinoflagellates. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 202-250. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Key references
Gómez, F. (2005). A list of free-living dinoflagellate species in the world's oceans. Acta Botanica Croatica 64: 129-212.

Lindberg, K., Moestrup, Ø & Daugbjerg, N. (2005). Studies on woloszynskioid dinoflagellates I: Woloszynskia coronata re-examined using light and electron microscopy and partial LSU rDNA sequences, with description of Tovellia gen. nov. and Jadwigia gen. nov. (Tovelliaceae fam. nov.). Phycologia 44: 416-440.

Thomson, P.G., Wright, s.W., Bolch, C.J.S., Nichols, P.D., Skerratt, J.H. & McMinn, A. (2004). Antarctic distribution, pigment and lipid composition, and molecular identification of the brine dinoflagellate Polarella glacialis (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40: 867-873, 3 tables.

Created: 26 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 06 November 2008 by Wendy Guiry

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References
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Montresor, M., Procaccini, G. & Stoecker, D.K. (1999). Polarella glacialis, gen. nov., sp. nov. (Dinophyceae): Suessiaceae are still alive!. Journal of Phycology 35: 186-197, 28 figs, 1 table.
Thomson, P.G., Wright, s.W., Bolch, C.J.S., Nichols, P.D., Skerratt, J.H. & McMinn, A. (2004). Antarctic distribution, pigment and lipid composition, and molecular identification of the brine dinoflagellate Polarella glacialis (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40: 867-873, 3 tables.

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Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 25 June 2019.

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