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Micrasterias rotata Ralfs

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Micrasterias

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Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Side views at diferent focus points.In Sphagnum, Dale Beck, Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK.. 20 Apr 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Apical views at different focus points. In Sphagnum, Dale Beck, Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK.. 20 Apr 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
In Sphagnum, Dale Beck, Caldbeck, Cumbria, UK.. 20 Apr 2012. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Polar lobe at two focus points. Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Ridged chloroplasts. Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Isthmus. Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Cell nucleus. Long Moss Tarn, Cumbria, UK.. 18 Oct 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, DIC. 16 Feb 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

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Micrasterias rotata Ralfs Teal Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, DIC
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Publication details
Micrasterias rotata Ralfs 1848: 71, pl. VIII [8]: fig. 1

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, pls I-XXXV. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), wheel-shaped.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Euastrum radiatum Brébisson 1840
Micrasterias rotata f. granulata West 1892
Micrasterias rotata f. evoluta W.B.Turner 1893
Micrasterias rotata var. pulchra Lemmermann 1896
Micrasterias rotata var. evoluta (W.B.Turner) Willi Krieger 1939

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: Britain (various records); Germany (Ehrenberg); Falaise (Brébisson); Rhode Island (Bailey) (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. 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. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

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.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

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.

Martello, G.V (2006). Alcune desmidiee della zona di Caldenave e della Val d'Inferno - Massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai (Trento). Informatore Botanico Italiano 38(2): 513-536.

Martello, G.V. (2004). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) dei "Sette Laghi"nel massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai: ecologia e distribuzione in relazione all'acidita delle acque. Natura Vicentina 8: 5-32.

Martello, G.V. (2007). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) di alcune zone umide lentiche della Val di Rava (Gruppo montuoso dei Lagorai) (TN). The Desmids (Chlorophyta, Zygematophyceae) of some lentic freshwater habitats of the Rava Valley (Montainous group of the Lagorai) (TM). Natura Vicentina 11: 77-115.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Ribero, C. dos A., Ramos, G.P.R., Oliveira, I.B. de & Moura, C.W. do N. (2015). Micrasterias (Zygnematophyceae) de duas áreas do Pantanal dos Marimbus (Baiano e Remanso), Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brasil. Sitientibus Série Ciências Biológicas 15: [1-12].

Ruzicka, J. (1981). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(2) pp. [i]-ix, 293-736, pls 45-117. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Santos, M.A., Bucudo, C.E.M. & Moura, C.W.N. (2018). Taxonomic notes on the species of the genus Micrasterias (Desmidiaceae, Conjugatophyceae) from the Metropolitan Region of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Check List 14(6): 1027-1045, 33 figs, 3 tables.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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Strain Number 649/4B Micrasterias rotata Ralfs
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Created: 11 April 2002 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.)

Archer, W. (1862). Description of a new species of Micrasterias (Ag. et Aliorum, non Ehr.), with remarks on the distinctions between Micrasterias rotata (Ralfs) and M. denticulata (Bréb.). Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, new series 2: 236-247.
Eibl, K. (1941). Die restitution der chromatophorenform bei micrasterias rotata nach schleuderung. Protoplasma 35(4): 595-617.

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