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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.

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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]

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. [in Korean]
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. [in Korean]
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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