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Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turpin) Brébisson

Publication details
Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turpin) Brébisson in Brébisson & Godey 1835: 66

Published in: Brébisson, L.A. de & Godey, L.L. (1835 '1836'). Algues des environs de Falaise, décrites et dessinées par MM. de Brébisson et Godey. Mémoires de la Société Académique des Sciences, Artes et Belles-Lettres de Falaise 1835: 1-62, 256-269 [corrections], pls I-VIII.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

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

Achnanthes quadricauda Turpin

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Desmodesmus quadricaudatus (Turpin) ?
Achnanthes quadricauda Turpin 1828

Nomenclatural notes
The epithet "quadricauda" is non-declinable (see Art. 23.5 of the Saint Louis Code).

Nomen (INA). - (21 Mar 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Desmodesmus quadricaudatus (Turpin) ?)
Europe: France (Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014).

North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010).

Asia: Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2016).

(as Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turpin) Brébisson)
Arctic: Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973).

Europe: Andorra (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Balearic Islands (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Black Sea (BSPC Editorial Board 2014), France (Anon. 2017), Germany (Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2014, Täuscher 2016), Netherlands (Veen et al. 2015), Portugal (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998, Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Fenchel et al. 1995, Patova & Demina 2007, Patova & Demina 2008), Spain (Aboal & Llimona 1984a, Aboal 1988b, Aboal, Prefasi & Asencio 1996, Aboal 1996, Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998), Sweden (Skuja 1948), Turkey (Europe) (Balkis 2004, Aysel 2005).

Atlantic Islands: Canary Islands (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Aleutian Islands (Skuja 1969), Arkansas (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Mexico (Figueroa-Torres et al. 2015), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (Johansen et al. 2007).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985), Bolivia (Helbling, Villafañe, Buma, Andrade & Zaratti 2001), Brazil (Bicudo et al. 1999, Ferragut et al. 2005, Freitas & Loverde-Oliveira 2013).

Africa: (Apt 1988), Egypt (Nassar & Khairy 2014, Nassar & Kham 2014), Ghana (Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015), Sudan (Reinhold 1937).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Ahmed et al. 2008), India (Gupta 2012), Iran (Afsharzadeh et al. 2003), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013, Maulood et al. 2013, Maulood et al. 2013, Maulood et al. 2013, Maulood et al. 2013), Pakistan (Mehwish & Aliya 2005, Leghari et al. 2005), Punjab (Anon 2012).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006, Liu & Hu et al. 2012), Russia (Bessudova et al. 2014 ), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014, Shao 2003-2014), Turkey (Asia) (Varol & Sen 2014).

South-east Asia: Singapore (Pham et al. 2011).

Australia and New Zealand: Australia (Ling & Tyler 2000), New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012), Northern Territory (Day et al. 1995), Queensland (Day et al. 1995), Tasmania (Day et al. 1995), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

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.

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.

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.

Möbius, K. (1892). Australische Süsswasseralgen. Flora (Jena) 75: 421-454, pls VII, VIII.

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 276/16 Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turpin) Brébisson Secendemus, Senedesmus
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Abarzua, A.-B., Wittenburg, E., Sulek, J. & Zachleder, V. (1985). Influence of 3,4-benzopyrene on the ultrastructure of the green alga Scenedesmus quadricauda in synchronous culture. Archiv für Protistenkunde 130: 143-155.
Ahlgren, G. & Hyenstrand, P. (2003). Nitrogen limitation effects of different nitrogen sources on nutritional quality of two freshwater organisms, Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyceae) and Synechococcus sp. (Cyanophyceae). Journal of Phycology 39: 906-917.
Ahn, C.-Y., Kim, H.-S., Yoon, B.-D. & Oh, H.-M. (2002). Photosynthetic characteristics and cell quota of nitrogen and phosphorus in Scenedesmus quadricauda under P limitation. Algae 17(2): 83-87, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Chia, M.A., Galadima, S.Y. & Japhet, W.S. (2015). Combined effect of atrazine and copper on the growth, biomass production, morphology and antioxidant response of Scenedesmus quadricauda. Phycologia 54(2): 109-117.
Gantar, M., Obreht, Z. & Dalmacija, B. (1991). Nutrient removal and algal succession during the growth of Spirulina platensis and Scenedesmus quadricauda on swine wastewater. Bioresource Technol 36(2): 167-171.
Gavis, J., Chamberlin, C. & Lystad, L.D. (1979). Coenobial cell number in Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyceae) as a function of growth rate in nitrate-limited chemostats. Journal of Phycology 15: 273-275, 4 figs.
Hegewald, E. (1977). Scenedesmus communis Hegewald, a new species and its relation to Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Bréb. . Archiv für Hydrobiologie 19(Suppl. 51 (Algological Studies)): 142-155.
Kovácik, J., Klejdus, B., Stork, F., Hedbavny, J. & Backor, M. (2011). Comparison of methyl jasmonate and cadmium effect on selected physiological parameters in Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 47(5): 1044-1049.
Park, M.K., Lee, S.J., Suh, H.-H., Kim, H.-S., Kim, Y.H., Yoon, B.D. & Oh, H.M. (1998). Advanced treatment of swine wastewater by a green alga, Scenedesmus quadricauda. Algae 13(2): 227-233, 6 figs, 3 figs.
Peterson, H.G. & Healey, F.P. (1985). Comparative pH dependent metal inhibition of nutrient uptake by Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 21: 217-222, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Rueter, J.G. & Ades, D.R. (1987). The role of iron nutrition in photosynthesis and nitrogen assimilation in Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 23: 452-457, 5 figs, 1 table.
Watanabe, T. & Miyazaki, T. (1996). Maximum ammonium uptake rates of Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta) and Microcystis novacekii (Cyanobacteria) grown under nitrogen limitation and implications for competition. Journal of Phycology 32: 243-249, 7 figs.
Zachleder, V. (1994). The effect of hydroxyurea and fluorodeoxyuridine on cell cycle events in the chlorococcal alga Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 30: 274-279, 7 figs.
Zachleder, V. (1995). Regulation of growth processes during the cell cycle of the chlorococcal alga Scenedesmus quadricauda under a DNA replication block. Journal of Phycology 31: 941-947, 5 figs.
Zachleder, V., Bisová, K., Vítová, M. & Hendrychová, J. (2002). Variety of cell cycle patterns in the alga Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyta) as revealed by application of illumination regimes and inhibitors. European Journal of Phycology 37: 361-372.

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