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Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Selenastraceae
Genus Kirchneriella

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Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Prox. Clony reservoir, Leicestershire, UK. 17 Apr 2017. © Chris Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 400x, DIC. 25 Apr 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Lakewood, Washington, USA; American Lake, 1000x, DIC. 17 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Lakewood, Washington, USA; American Lake, 1000x, DIC. 17 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Roselyn, Washington, USA; golf course, 400x, DIC. 27 May 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
Roselyn, Washington, USA; golf course, 400x, DIC. 27 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West Gibbs Lake, Washington, USA; 400x, DIC

Publication details
Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West 1894: 16

Published in: West, W. & West, G.S. (1894). New British freshwater algae. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society 1894: 1-17.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Kirchneriella is Kirchneriella lunaris (Kirchner) Möbius.

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

Basionym
Selenastrum obesum West

Type information
Type locality: Lake District: Bowness (Silva 1996-to date).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Selenastrum obesum West 1892

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Kirchneriella lunaris var. obesa (G.S.West) Playfair
Kirchneriella intermedia Korshikov 1953

Nomenclatural notes
Mehwish & Aliya (2005: 120) cite the authority as G.M. Smith. - (28 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Couté, A. & Tell, G. (2011). The genus Kirchneriella Schm. (Chlorophyceae) in Argentina: Taxonomy and geographic distribution (Note). Cryptogamie Algologie 32(1): 97-104.

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.

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

Hindák, F. (1984). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae) III. Biologické Práce 30: 1-312.

Hindák, F. (1988). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). IV. Biologické Práce 34: 1-264.

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.

Krienitz, L., Bock, C., Nozaki, H. & Wolf, M. (2011). SSU rRNA gene phylogeny of morphospecies affiliated to the bioassay alga "Selenastrum capricornutum" recoverd the polyphyletic origin of crescent-shaped Chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 880-893.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Order Sphaeropleales. 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. 419-498. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Culture Centre for Algae and Protozoa (CCAP) cultures
Strain Number 243/6 Kirchneriella obesa (West) West & G.S.West
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