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Closterium aciculare T.West

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Conjugatophyceae (Zygnematophyceae)
Order Desmidiales
Family Closteriaceae
Genus Closterium

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Closterium aciculare T.West
Manitoba, Canada; Pelican lake, 400x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Closterium aciculare T.West
Manitoba, Canada; Pelican lake, 100x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

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Closterium aciculare T.West Manitoba, Canada; Pelican lake, 100x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Closterium aciculare T.West 1860: 153, fig. 16; pl. VII [7]

Published in: West, T. (1860). Remarks on some Diatomaceae new or imperfectly described and a new desmid. Transactions of the Royal Microscopical Society, series 2 8: 147-153.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Closterium is Closterium lunula Ehrenberg & Hemprich ex Ralfs.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), acicular, i.e., narrow, stiff, pointed like a needle (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Closterium gracile f. gracillima West 1892
Closterium subpronum West & G.S.West 1894
Closterium subpronum var. lacustre Lemmermann 1899
Closterium aciculare var. subpronum (West & G.S.West) West & G.S.West 1904

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Brook, A.J. & Williamson, D.B. (2010). A monograph on some British desmids. Order Zygnematales Suborder Zygonemoidiineae Family Zygnemataceae Subfamily Mesotaenioideae (Saccoderm desmids) and Suborder Closteriineae Family Peniaceae and Family Closteriaceae. Edited by J.H. Price & N.J. Evans. pp. [i-ii], iii-v [1-5], 6-364, 157 pls. London: The Ray Society.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Closteriineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 616-636. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Croasdale, H.T. & Flint, E.A. (1986). Flora of New Zealand. Freshwater algae, Chlorophyta, Desmids. Vol. 1 pp. i-xii, 1-133, 27 pls. Wellington: V.R. Ward, Government Printer.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

John, D.M. & Williamson, D.B. (2009). A practical guide to the desmids of the west of Ireland. pp. [i]-viii, 1-196, 49 pls, 12 col. photogr. 8 line- figs, 1 map, 3 tabs. Galway: Martin Ryan Institute.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Prescott, G.W., Croasdale, H.T. & Vinyard, W.C. (1975). A synopsis of North American desmids. Part II. Desmidiaceae: Placodermae. Sect. 1. pp. 1-275, 57 pls. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

Ruzicka, J. (1977). Die Desmidiaceen Mitteleuropas. Vol. 1(1) pp. [i-]-vi, [2], [1]-291, [292]], pls 1-44. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Stutz, S. & Mattern, H. (eds), Helisch, H., Hennecke, M., Kull, U., Mareš, J., Probst, W., Schütz, W., Simon, T., Täscher, L. & Ullmann, J. (2018). Beiträge zu den Algen Baden-Württembergs. Band 1 Allgemeiner Teil. Spezieller Teil: Cyanobacteria, Glaucobionta, Rhodobionta und Chlorobionta p.p. pp. [1]-504, 770 figs. Remshalden: Verlag Manfred Hennecke.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1904). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. I. pp. [i]-xxxvi, [1]-224, pl. 1-32. London: The Ray Society.

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References
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Naito, K., Suzuki, M., Katsui, M. & Imai, I. (2004). Secretion of iron-complexing ligands from Closterium aciculare (Charophyceae, Chlorophyta) under iron-deficient conditions (Research note). Phycologia 43: 632-634, 1 fig.

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