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Asterionella ralfsii W.Smith 1856

Publication details
Asterionella ralfsii W.Smith 1856: 81

Published in: Smith, W. (1856). A synopsis of the British Diatomaceae; with remarks on their structure, functions and distribution; and instructions for collecting and preserving specimens. Vol. 2 pp. [i-vi] - xxix, 1-107, pls 32-60, 61-62, A-E. London: John van Voorst.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Asterionella is Asterionella formosa Hassall.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Asterionella formosa var. ralfsii (W.Smith) Wolle 1890
Asterionella gracillima var. ralfsii (W.Smith) A.Cleve 1953

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Kobayashi, H., Idei, M., Mayama, S., Nagumo, T. & Osada, K. (2006). Kobayashi hiromu keiso zukan. H.Kobayasi's atlas of Japanese diatoms based on electron microscopy. dai 1kan. pp. [1]-531, 180 pls. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Kulikovskiy, M., Glushchenko, A.M., Kuznetsova, I.V. & Genkal, S.I. (2016). [Identification book of diatoms from Russia]. pp. [1]-804, 165 pls. Yaroslavl: Filigran. [in Russian]

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

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References
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Gensemer, R.W. (1990). Role of aluminium and growth rates on changes in cell size and silica content of silica-limited populations of Asterionella ralfsii var. americana (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 26: 250-258, 5 figs, 2 tables.
Gensemer, R.W., Smith, R.E.H. & Duthie, H.C. (1993). Comparative effects of pH and aluminum on silica-limited growth and nutrient uptake in Asterionella ralfsii var. americana (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 29: 36 -44, 3 figs, 4 tables.

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