Bacteriastrum Shadbolt, 1854
Holotype species: Bacteriastrum furcatum Shadbolt
Original publication and holotype designation: Shadboldt, G. (1854). A short description of some new forms of Diatomaceae from Port Natal. Transactions of the Microscopical Society of London, New Series 2: 13-18, pl. 1.
Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.
Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: De Luca, D., Sarno, D., Piredda, R., & Kooistra, W. H. (2019). A multigene phylogeny to infer the evolutionary history of Chaetocerotaceae (Bacillariophyta). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 140(106575): [1-12], 3 figs, 1 table.
Numbers of names and species: There are 26 species names in the database at present, as well as 11 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 15 have been flagged as accepted taxonomically on the basis of the listed literature under the species name. In some instances, opinions on taxonomic validity differ from author to author and users are encouraged to form their own opinion. AlgaeBase is a work in progress and should not be regarded as a definitive source only as a guide to the literature..
Names: ('C' indicates a name that is accepted taxonomically; 'S' a homotypic or heterotypic synonym; 'U' indicates a name of uncertain taxonomic status, but which has been subjected to some verification nomenclaturally; 'P' indicates a preliminary AlgaeBase entry that has not been subjected to any kind of verification. For more information on a species click on it to activate a link to the Species database):
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Boalch, G.T. (1974). The type material of the diatom genus Bacteriastrum Shadbolt. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 45: 159-66.
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Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 25 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2020. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 30 November 2020.