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Azadinium Elbrächter & Tillmann, 2009

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Subkingdom Harosa (supergroup SAR)
Infrakingdom Halvaria
Phylum Miozoa
Subphylum Myzozoa
Infraphylum Dinozoa
Superclass Dinoflagellata
Class Dinophyceae
Order Dinophyceae ordo incertae sedis
Family Amphidomataceae

Holotype species: Azadinium spinosum Elbrächter & Tillmann

Original publication and holotype designation: Tillmann, U., Elbrächter, M., Krock, B., John. U. & Cembella, A. (2009). Azadinium spinosum gen. et sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) identified as a primary producer of azaspiracid toxins. European Journal of Phycology 44(1): 63-79.
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Taxonomic status: currently recognized as a distinct genus.

Most recent taxonomic treatment adopted: Kawai, H. & Nakayama, T. (2015). Introduction (Heterokontobionta p.p.), Cryptophyta, Dinophyta, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta (except Coscinodiscophyceae, Mediophyceae, Fragilariophyceae, Bacillariophyceae, Phaeophyceae, Eustigmatophyceae), Chlorarachniophyta, Euglenophyta. In: Syllabus of plant families. Adolf Engler's Syllabus der Pflanzenfamilien. Ed. 13. Phototrophic eukaryotic Algae. Glaucocystophyta, Cryptophyta, Dinophyta/Dinozoa, Haptophyta, Heterokontophyta/Ochrophyta, Chlorarachnniophyta/Cercozoa, Chlorophyta, Streptophyta p.p. (Frey, W. Eds), pp. 11-189. Stuttgart: Borntraeger Science Publishers.

Taxonomic notes
Subclass Peridiniphycidae of uncertain family and order affiliation (Tillmann et al. 2009: 77). - (3 Mar 2010) - Wendy Guiry

Numbers of names and species: There are 16 species names in the database at present, as well as 1 infraspecific names. Of the species names, 16 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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Tillmann, U., Elbrächter, M., Krock, B., John. U. & Cembella, A. (2009). Azadinium spinosum gen. et sp. nov. (Dinophyceae) identified as a primary producer of azaspiracid toxins. European Journal of Phycology 44(1): 63-79.

Tillmann, U., Elbrächter, M., John, U. & Krock, B. (2011). A new non-toxic species in the dinoflagellate genus Azadinium: A. poporum sp. nov. European Journal of Phycology 46(1): 74-87.

Luo, Z., Gu, H., Krock, B. & Tillmann, U. (2013). Azadinium dalianense, a new dinoflagellate species from the Yellow Sea, China. Phycologia 52(6): 625-636.

Nézan, E., Tillmann, U., Bilien, G., Boulben, S., Chèze, K., Zentz, F., Salas, R. & Chomérat, N. (2012). Taxonomic revision of the dinoflagellate Amphidoma caudata: transfer to the genus (Dinophyceae) and proposal of two varieties, based on morphological and molecular phylogenetic analyses. Journal of Phycology 48(4): 925-939.

Tillmann, U., Elbrächter, M., John, U., Krock, B. & Cembella, A. (2010). Azadinium obesum (Dinophyceae), a new nontoxic species in the genus that can produce azaspiracid toxins. Phycologia 49: 169-182.

Tillmann, U., Soehner, S., Nézan, E. & Krock, B. (2012). First record of the genus Azadinium (Dinophyceae) from the Shetland Islands, including the description of Azadinium polongum sp. nov.. Harmful Algae 20: 142-55.

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