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Gloeocapsa atrata Kützing, nom. illeg.

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Chroococcales
Family Microcystaceae
Genus Gloeocapsa

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Gloeocapsa atrata Kützing
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Publication details
Gloeocapsa atrata Kützing 1843: 174, nom. illeg.

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.
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Publication date: 14-16 Sep 1843

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), clothed in black.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Microcystis atra Kützing 1833
Gloeocapsa montana Kützing 1843

Nomenclatural notes
New name (INA). Cited as Gloeocapsa atrata (Turp.) Kütz in Silva & Pienaar (2000). - (3 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

Illegitimate: unwarranted change of epithet for Microcystis atra. - (25 Jul 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Habitat notes
Silva & Pienaar (2000: 12) note that according to Geitler (1932), G. atrata was described from subaerial habitats. - (3 Jul 2012) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Type information
See Microcystis atra Kützing

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Key references
Chu, H.J. (1991). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus II Chroococcophyceae. pp. [i-vi], i-vi, 1-161, 42 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

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]

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Silva, S.M.F. & Pienaar, R.N. (2000). Some benthic marine cyanophyceae of Mauritius. Botanica Marina 43: 11-27, 86 figs.

Ulcay, S., Taskin, E., Kurt, O. & Öztürk, M. (2014). Marine benthic Cyanobacteria in Northern Cyprus (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Turkish Journal of Botany 39: 173-188.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). 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. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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