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Prasiola antarctica Kützing

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Trebouxiophyceae
Order Prasiolales
Family Prasiolaceae
Genus Prasiola


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Prasiola antarctica Kützing
TYPE (L). 14 Dec 2018. M.D. Guiry. © Creative Commons.

Prasiola antarctica Kützing
TYPE (L). 14 Dec 2018. M.D. Guiry. © Creative Commons.


Pinnularia graciloides Hustedt

Prasiola antarctica Kützing TYPE (L)
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Publication details
Prasiola antarctica Kützing 1849: 473

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1849). Species algarum. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-922. Lipsiae [Leipzig]: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 23-24 July 1849

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Prasiola is Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Prasiola crispa (Lightfoot) Kützing

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
No habitat entry has yet been made for this entity.

Type information
Type locality: Antarctic Peninsula (Ricker 1987: 46). Type: L? Notes: "Island, lat. 64 13 South; long. 57 West, Jan 6 1843"; J.D. Hooker (INA). Mount Erebus, Ross Island (64º135 S, 57º E); marked "K Suringar, in 1843" but exact date not readable (Kützing's handwriting) (Moniz et al. 2012: table 1).

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Verified by: 25 October 2012 by Wendy Guiry

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

Jacob, A., Wiencke, C., Lehmann, H. & Kirst, G.O. (1992). Physiology and ultrastructure of desiccation in the green alga Prasiola crispa from Antarctica. Botanica Marina 35: 297-303, 11 figs.
Kobayasi, Y. (1967). Prasiola crispa and its allies in the Alaskan Arctic and Antarctica. Bulletin of the National Science Museum, Tokyo, Ser. B (Botany) 10: 209-219.
Lud, D., Buma, A.G.J., van de Poll, W., Moerdijk, T.C.W. & Huiskes, A.H.L. (2001). DNA damage and photosynthetic performance in the Antarctic terrestrial alga Prasiola crispa spp. antarctica (Chlorophyta) under manipulated UV-B radiation. Journal of Phycology 37: 459-467.

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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 14 October 2019.

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