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Ostreobium quekettii Bornet & Flahault 1889

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Ulvophyceae
Order Bryopsidales
Family Ostreobiaceae
Genus Ostreobium


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Ostreobium quekettii Bornet & Flahault
24 Dec 2016. Thomas Sauvage. © Thomas Sauvage.


Publication details
Ostreobium quekettii Bornet & Flahault 1889: CLXI [161], pl. IX [9]: figs 5-8 (as 'Queketti' )

Published in: Bornet, É. & Flahault, C. (1889). Sur quelques plantes vivants dans le test calcaire des mollusques. Bulletin de la Société Botanique de France 36: CXLVII-CLXVII [147-167], pls VI-XII [6-12-.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Ostreobium.

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

Type information
Lectotype locality: Le Croisic, Loire-Atlantique, France (Lukas 1974: 334). Type: On commercial oyster.. PC? Notes: Lukas (1974: 334) includes further information on the lectotype locality of this species. Whereabouts of type not currently known.

Named for John Thomas Quekett (1815-1861), English microscopist and histologist.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ostreobium reineckei Bornet 1896

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Burova, O.V., Tsarenko, P.M., Kovalenko, O.V., Mikhailyuk, T.I., Petlovany, O.A., Lilitska, G.G. & Bilous, O.P. (2011). Ulvophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 20-61. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G.

Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

Cormaci, M., Furnari, G., & Alongi, G. (2014). Flora marina bentonica del Mediterraneo: Chlorophyta. Bollettino dell'Accademia Gioenia di Scienze Naturali di Catania 47: 11-436.

Dawes, C.J. & Mathieson, A.C. (2008). The seaweeds of Florida. pp. [i]- viii, [1]-591, [592], pls I-LI. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Funk, G. (1955). Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Meeresalgen von Neapel: Zugleich mikrophotographischer Atlas. Pubblicazioni della Stazione Zoologica di Napoli 25(Suppl.): i-x , 1-178, 36 figs.

Gabrielson, P.W., Lindstrom, S.C. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2012). Keys to the seaweeds and seagrasses of Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregon. Phycological Contribution No. 8. pp. [i]-iv, 1-192. Hillsborough, North Carolina: PhycoID.

Marcelino, V.R., Cremen, M.C.M., Jackson, C.J., Larkum, A. & Verbruggen, H. (2016). Evolutionary dynamics of chloroplast genomes in low light: a case study of the endolithic green alga Ostreobium quekettii. Genome Biol. Evol. 8: 2939-51.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Nielsen, R. & Lundsteen, S. (2019). Danmarks havalger Bind 2 Brunalger (Phaeophyceae) og Grønalger (Chlorophyta). Scientia Danica. Series B, Biologica 8: [1]-476, col. figs and distributional maps.

Pedersen, P.M. (2011). Grønlands havalger. pp. [1] 7-208. Copenhagen: Forlaget Epsilon.DK.

Pedroche, F.F., Silva, P.C., Aguilar-Rosas, L.E., Dreckmann, K.M. & Aguilar-Rosas, R. (2005). Catálogo de las algas marinas bentónicas del Pacífico de México. I. Chlorophycota. pp. i-viii, 17-146. Ensenada, México: Universidad Autónoma de Baja California.

Salavarría Palma, E.A. & Paul, S. (2020). A peep into the transcriptome studies of the industrially important brown algae with special focus on Macrocystis genus. Revista Peruana de Biología 27(1): 49-53.

Sauvage, T., Schmidt, W.E., Suda, S. & Fredericq, S. (2016). A metabarcoding framework for facilitated survey of endolithic phototrophs with tufA. BMC Ecology 16:8: 1-22.

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Gunter-Hoch, E. & Fine, M. (2011). Genotypic diversity and distribution of Ostreobium quekettii within sceractinian corals. Coral Reefs 30: 643-650.
Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. (1980). Ostreobium quekettii (Codiales, Chlorophyta). Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 34: 115-122.
Marcelino, V.R., Cremen, M.C.M., Jackson, C.J., Larkum, A. & Verbruggen, H. (2016). Evolutionary dynamics of chloroplast genomes in low light: a case study of the endolithic green alga Ostreobium quekettii. Genome Biol. Evol. 8: 2939-51.

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