156,524 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 22,022 images, 60,459 bibliographic items, 447,769 distributional records.

Bacteriastrum Shadbolt, 1854

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Chaetocerotophycidae
Order Chaetocerotales
Family Chaetocerotaceae

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, 14 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):

Click here to also show infraspecific names in the list below.

References
Boalch, G.T. (1974). The type material of the diatom genus Bacteriastrum Shadbolt. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 45: 159-66.

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

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 25 September 2019 by M.D. Guiry

Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/genus/detail/?genus_id=44359

Citing AlgaeBase
Please cite this record as:
M.D. 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 22 October 2019.

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

Website Design : 249 Design Studio