155,138 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 21,787 images, 59,962 bibliographic items, 434,255 distributional records.

Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher

Publication details
Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher 1959: 22, pl. I: fig. 4; pl. VII: fig. 3

Published in: Butcher, R.W. (1959). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part I: Introduction and Chlorophyceae. Fisheries Investigations, London, series IV 1: 1-74, 15 pls.
 Download PDF

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Dunaliella is Dunaliella salina (Dunal) Teodoresco.

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

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

General environment
This is a marine species.

Description
Cells permanently green, radially symmetrical, ellipsoidal, oval or rarely ovate or pyriform. Cells 5-18 µm in length (mean 9.412.4 m), 4.514.0 m wide (mean 7.1-8.2 µm). Flagella 2-2.5 times the cell length. Chloroplast cup-shaped with axial or basal pyrenoid with well developed amylosphere made up of distinct separate starch grains. Lateral lobes of chloroplast relatively narrow and do not reach the anterior end of the cell. Stigma diffuse or not well delineated. The anterior of the cell is free of the chloroplast and colourless, 0.25 to 0.5 of the cell length and filled with many colourless, refractile granules. Aplanospores with smooth wall, about 7 µm diameter. Sexual reproduction and palmella stage have not been reported.

Type information
Type locality: Oslofjord, Norway; Mrs Føyn Notes: no. 83 of Plymouth Culture Collection (INA).

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.

Key references
González, M.A., Coleman, A.W., Gómez, P.I. & Montoya, R. (2001). Phylogenetic relationship among various strains of Dunaliella (Chlorophyceae) based on nuclear ITS rDNA sequences. Journal of Phycology 37: 604-611.

Henley, W.J., Cobbs, M., Novoveská, L. & Buchheim, M.A. (2018). Phylogenetic analyses of Dunaliella (Chlorophyta) emphasizing new benthic and supralittoral isolates from Great Salt Lake. Journal of Phycology 54(4): 483-493.

Heraud, P., Roberts, S., Shelley, K. & Beardall, J. (2005). Interactions between UV-B exposure and phosphorous nutrition. II. Effects on rates of damage and repair. Journal of Phycology 41: 1212-1218.

Segovia, M. & Berges, J.A. 2005 (2005). Effect of inhibitors of protein synthesis and DNA replication on the induction of proteoplytic activities, capase-like activities and cell death in the unicellular chlorophyte Dunaliella tertiolecta. European Journal of Phycology 40: 21-30.

Shelly, K., Roberts, S., Heraud, P. & Beardall , J. (2005). Interactions between UV-B exposure and phosphorus nutrition. I. Effects on growth, phosphate uptake and chlorophyll fluorescence. Journal of Phycology 41: 1204-1211.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 04 December 2018 by Wendy Guiry

Accesses: This record has been accessed by users 8519 times since it was created.

Verification of data
Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before use, as noted on the website Content page.

References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Anderca, M., Furuichi, T. & Muto, S. (2003). Mitochondrial NDP kinase from Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Phycological Research 51(3): 147-153.
Antia, N.J. & Cheng, J.Y. (1983). Evidence for anomalous xanthophyll composition in a clone of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Phycologia 22: 235-242, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Beardall, J., Heraud, P., Roberts, S., Shelly, K. & Stojkovic, S. (2002). Effects of UV-B radiation on inorganic carbon acquisition by the marine microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Phycologia 41: 268-272.
Duncan, E., Foster, S. & Maher, W. (2010). Uptake and metabolism of arsenate, methylarsonate and arsenobetaine by axenic cultures of the phytoplankton Dunaliella tertiolecta. Botanica Marina 53(4): 377-386.
Fabregas, J., Herrero, C., Abalde, J., Liaño, R. & Cabezas, B. (1986). Biomass production and biochemical variability of the marine macroalga Dunaliella tertiolecta (Butcher) with high nutrient concentrations. Aquaculture 53: 187-199.
García-Gómez, C., Teresa Mata, M., Van Breusegem, F. & Segovia, M. (2016). Low-steady-state metabolism induced by elevated CO2 increases resilience to UV radiation in the unicelular green-algae Dunaliella tertiolecta. Environmental and Experimental Botany 132: 163-174.
Geider, R.J., Macintyre, H.L., Graziano, L.M. & McKay, R.M.L. (1998). Responses of the photosynthetic apparatus of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) to nitrogen and phosphorus limitation. European Journal of Phycology 33: 315-332, 8 figs, 6 tables.
Graziano, L.M., La Roche, J. & Geider, R.J. (1996). Physiological responses to phosphorus limitation in batch and steady-state cultures of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta): a unique stress protein as an indicator of phosphate deficiency. Journal of Phycology 32: 825-838, 11 figs, 4 tables.
Halsey, K.H., Milligan, A.J. & Behrenfeld, M.J. (2011). Linking time-dependent carbon-fixation efficiencies in Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) to underlying metabolic pathways. Journal of Phycology 47(1): 66-76.
Hellebust, J.A. (1985). A comparative study of sodium and osmotic requirements for growth and nutrient uptake of two green flagellates, Dunaliella tertiolecta and Chlamydomonas pulsatilla. Archives for Microbiology 143: 11-14.
Hellio, C. & Le Gall, Y. (1999). Histidase from the unicellular green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta: purification and partial characterization. European Journal of Phycology 34: 71-78, 7 figs, 4 tables.
Hoshaw, R.W. & Maluf, L.Y. (1981). Ultrastructure of the green flagellate Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae, Volvocales) with comparative notes on three other species. Phycologia 20: 199-206, 13 figs, 2 tables.
Huber, M.E. & Lewin, R.A. (1987). Ethanol-induced flagellar autotomy in Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher (Chlorophyta : Volvocales). Phycologia 26: 138-141, 5 figs.
Huntsman, S.A. (1972). Organic excretion by Dunaliella tertiolecta. Journal of Phycology 8: 59-63, 2 figs, 3 tables.
Jones, T.W. & Galloway, R.A. (1979). Effect of light quality and intensity on glycerol content in Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) and the relationship to cell growth/osmoregulation. Journal of Phycology 15: 101-106, 2 figs, 3 tables.
Klut, M.E., Bisalputra, T. & Antia, N.J. (1983). Agglutination of the chlorophycean lagellate Dunaliella tertiolecta by treatment with lectins or divalent cations at alkaline pH. Journal of Phycology 19: 112-115.
LaRoche, J. & Harrison, W.G. (1989). Reversible kinetic model for the short-term regulation of methylammonium uptake in two phytoplankton species, Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) and Phaeodactylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 25: 36-48, 8 figs, 2 tables.
Latorella, A.H. & Vadas, R.L. (1973). Salinity adaptation by Dunaliella tertiolecta. I. Increases in carbonic anhydrase activity and evidence for a light-dependent Na+/H+ exchange. Journal of Phycology 9: 273-277.
Latorella, A.H., Bromberg, S.K., Lieber, K. & Robinson, J. (1980). Isolation and partial characterization of nitrate assimilation mutants of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 17: 211-214.
Latorella, A.H., Bromberg, S.K., Lieber, K. & Robinson, J. (1981). Isolation and partial characterization of nitrate assimilation mutants of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 17: 211-214, 2 figs, 1 table.
Leboulanger, C., Martin-Jézéquel, V., Descolas-Gros, C., Sciandra, A. & Jupin, H.J. (1998). Photorespiration in continuous culture of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta): relationships between serine, glycine and extracellular glycolate. Journal of Phycology 34: 651-654, 1 fig, 1 table.
Levasseur, M.E., Morissette, J.-C., Popovic, R. & Harrison, P.J. (1990). Effects of long term exposure to low temperature on the photosynthetic apparatus of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 26: 479-484, 2 figs, 2 tables.
Lin, S. & Carpenter, E.J. (1997). Pyrenoid localization of Rubisco in relation to the cell cycle and growth phase of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Phycologia 36: 24-31, 5 figs.
Lin, S., Chang, J. & Carpenter, E.J. (1995). Growth characteristics of phytoplankton determined by cell cycle proteins: PCNA immunostaining of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 31: 388-395, 10 figs, 1 table.
Lin, S., Gobler, C.J. & Carpenter, E.J. (2001). Cytological and biochemical responses of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Volvocales, Chlorophyta) to iron stress.. Phycologia 40: 403-410.
Mooney, H.M., Cooney, J.J., Baisden, C.M. & Patching, J.W. (1995). Fatty acids of Dunaliella tertiolecta and Skeletonema costatum grown in the presence of Phenyltin compounds. Botanica Marina 38: 423-429, 3 figs, 1 table.
Mukerji, D., Glover, H.E. & Morris, I. (1978). Density in the mechanism of carbon dioxide fixation in Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 14: 137-142, 3 figs, 1 table.
Oliveira, L., Bisalputra, T. & Antia, N.J. (1980). Ultrastructural observation of the surface coat of Dunaliella tertiolecta from staining with cationic dyes and enzyme treatments. New Phytologist 85: 385-392.
Osborne, B.A. & Raven, J.A. (1986). Growth light level and photon absorption by cells of Chlamydomonas rheinhardii, Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae, Volvocales), Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) and Euglena viridis (Euglenophyceae, Euglenales). British Phycological Journal 21: 303-313.
Petrou, K., Doblin, M.A., Smith, R.A., Ralph, P.J., Shelly, K. & Beardall, J. (2008). State transitions and nonphotochemical quenching during a nutrient-induced fluorescence transient in phosphorus-starved Dunaliella tertiolecta. Journal of Phycology 44: 1204-1211.
Pinontoan, R., Yuasa, T., Anderca, M.I., Matsuoka, T., Uozumi, N., Mori, H. & Muto, S. (2000). Cloning of a cDNA encoding a 66-kDa Ca2+-dependent protein kinase (CDPK) from Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 36: 545-552.
Roberts, S., Shelly, K. & Beardall, J. (2008). Interactions among phosphate uptake, photosynthesis, and chlorophyll fluorescence in nutrient-limited cultures of the chlorophyte microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta. Journal of Phycology 44: 662-669.
Safie, S.R.B., Ng, Y.K., Yao, L. & Lee, Y.K. (2018). Growth bottlenecks of microalga Dunaliella tertiolecta in response to an up-shift in light intensity. European Journal of Phycology 53(4): 509-519.
Segovia, M. & Berges, J.A. (2009). Inhibition of caspase-like activities prevents the appearance of reactive oxygen species and dark-induced apoptosis in the unicellular chlorophyte Dunaliella tertiolecta. Journal of Phycology 45(5): 1116-1126.
Segovia, M. & Berges, J.A. 2005 (2005). Effect of inhibitors of protein synthesis and DNA replication on the induction of proteoplytic activities, capase-like activities and cell death in the unicellular chlorophyte Dunaliella tertiolecta. European Journal of Phycology 40: 21-30.
Segovia, M., Haramaty, L., Berges, J.A. & Falkowski, P.G. (2003). Cell death in the unicellular chlorophyte Dunaliella tertiolecta: An hypothesis on the evolution of apoptosis in higher plants and metazoans. Plant Physiology 132: 99-105.
Sellner, K.G., Lyons, L., Perry, E.S. & Heimark, D.B. (1982). Assessing physiological stress in Thalassiosira fluviatilis (Bacillariophyta) and Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta) with DCMU-enhanced fluorescence. Journal of Phycology 18: 142-148, 1 fig, 3 tables.
Shelly, K., Heraud, P. & Beardall, J. (2003). Interactive effects of PAR and UV-B radiation on PSII electron transport in the marine alga Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) (Note). Journal of Phycology 39: 509-512.
Song, B. & Ward, B.B. (2004). Molecular characterisation of the assimilatory nitrate reductase gene and its expression in the marine green alga Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40: 721-731.
Sosik, H.M. & Mitchell, B.G. (1994). Effects of temperature on growth, light absorption, and quantum yield in Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 30: 833-840, 5 figs, 2 tables.
Stewart, J. (1977). Relative sensitivity to lead of a naked green flagellate, Dunaliella tertiolecta. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 8: 243-247.
Turpin, D.H. (1983). Ammonium induced photosynthetic suppression in ammonium limited Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 19: 70-76, 9 figs.
van de Poll, W.H., Buma, A.G.J., Visser, R.J.W. Janknegt, P.J., Villafañe, V.E. & Helbling, E.W. (2010). Xanthophyll cycle activity and photosynthesis of Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae) and Thalassiosira weissflogii (Bacillariophyceae) during fluctuating solar radiaton. Phycologia 49(3): 249-259.
Wright, J.L.C. (1981). Minor and trace sterols of Dunaliella tertiolecta. Phytochemistry 20: 2403-2405.
Young, E., Beardall, J. & Giordano, M. (2001). Inorganic Carbon acquisition by Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta) involves external carbonic anhydrase and direct HCO3- utilization insensitive to the anion exchange inhibitor DIDS. European Journal of Phycology 36: 81-88.
Young, E.B. & Beardall, J. (2003). Photosynthetic function in Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta) during a nitrogen starvation and recovery cycle. Journal of Phycology 39: 897-905.
Young, E.B. & Beardall, J. (2003). Rapid ammonium- and nitrate-induced perturbations to a chl a fluorescence in nitrogen-stressed Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 39: 332-342.
Zhao, R., Ng, D.H.P., Fang, L., Chow, Y.Y.S. & Lee, Y.K. (2016). MAPK in Dunaliella tertiolecta regulates glycerol production in response to osmotic shock. European Journal of Phycology 51(2): 119-128.

Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=51616

Citing AlgaeBase
Cite this record as:
Wendy Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2019. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 26 April 2019.

SITE © 1996 - 2019 M.D. Guiry. All rights reserved.

Website Design : 249 Design Studio