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Messastrum gracile (Reinsch) T.S.Garcia 2016

Publication details
Messastrum gracile (Reinsch) T.S.Garcia in T.S.Garcia & al. 2016: 4

Published in: Garcia da Silva, T., Bock, C., Sant'Anna, C.L., Bagatini, I.L., Wodniok, S. & Vierira, A.H. (2016). Selenastraceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae): rbcL, 18S rDNA and ITS–2 secondary structure enlightens traditional taxonomy, with description of two new genera, Messastrum gen. nov. and Curvastrum gen. nov. Fottea 17(1): 1-19, 10 figs.
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Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Messastrum.

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

Selenastrum gracile Reinsch

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Franken: Regnitz bei Erlangen (Reinsch 1866: 65). Notes: "Holotype: Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866: 65, pl. IV: Fig. III." (Garcia et al. 2016: 4). Epitype (designated by Garcia et al. 2016: 4): "A formaldehyde fixed sample of strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 is deposited at the Botanical Institute at São Paulo, Brazil, under the designation SP 469319." Isotype: "Material of the authentic strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 (Fig. 1), maintained at the Culture Collection of Freshwater Microalgae, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil."

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866
Selenastrum bibraianum var. gracile (Reinsch) Tiffany & Ahlstrom 1931
Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov 1953

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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