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Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille

Publication details
Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille 1903: 103, 126, no fig.

Published in: Wille, N. (1903). Algologische Notizen IX-XIV. Nyt Magazin for Naturvidenskaberne 41: 89-185.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Chlamydomonas is Chlamydomonas reinhardtii P.A.Dangeard.

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

Basionym
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), found growing in or near snow.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Protococcus nivalis (F.A.Bauer) C.Agardh
Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer 1819
Sphaerella nivalis (F.A.Baeur) Sommerfelt 1824

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

(as Uredo nivalis F.A.Bauer)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Sphaerella nivalis (F.A.Baeur) Sommerfelt)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Chlamydomonas nivalis (F.A.Bauer) Wille)
Arctic: Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Matula et al. 2007).

Europe: Austria (Remias et al 2005), Britain (Pentecost 2002, Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), France (Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2017), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Cambra Sánchez, Álvarez Cobelas & Aboal Sanjurjo 1998).

North America: Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006, Hu et al. 2015).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), New Zealand (Broady et al. 2012).

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.

Ettl, H. (1976). Die Gattung Chlamydomonas Ehrenberg. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 49: 1-1122, 67 figs, 168 pls.

Fritsch, F.E. (1912). Freshwater algae collected in the South Orkneys by Mr. R. N. Rudmose Brown, B.Sc. of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-04. Journal of the Linnean Society of London Botany 40: 293-338.

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.

Hu, H.J., Yang, M., Luo, L.M. & Chen, S. (2015). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus XX Chlorophyta Chlorophyceae Order Volvocales (II) Genus Chlamydomonas. pp. [i]-xvii, 1-174, 2 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Kol, E. (1968). Kryobiologie. Biologie und Limnologie des Schnees und Eises. I: Kryovegetation Die Binnengewässer, Band XXIV. pp. [i]-viii, 1-216, 68 figs, XVI pls. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Pentecost, A. (2002). Order Volvocales. 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. 303-327. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pentecost, A. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Volvocales. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 381-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Remias, D., Lütz-Meindl, U. & Lütz, C. (2005). Photosynthesis, pigments and ultrastructure of the alpine snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. European Journal of Phycology 40: 259-268.

Created: 23 April 2001 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 09 September 2016 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.)

Mosser, J.L., Mosser, A.G. & Brock, T.D. (1977). Photosynthesis in the snow: the alga Chlamydomonas nivalis (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 13: 22-27, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Remias, D., Lütz-Meindl, U. & Lütz, C. (2005). Photosynthesis, pigments and ultrastructure of the alpine snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis. European Journal of Phycology 40: 259-268.
Weiss, R.L. (1983). Fine structure of the snow alga (Chlamydomonas nivalis) and associated bacteria. Journal of Phycology 19: 200-204, 6 figs.

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