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Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki 1994

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Cocconeidales
Family Achnanthidiaceae
Genus Achnanthidium

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Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki
Seattle, Washington, USA; ferry terminal fountain, 1000x, DIC. 20 Mar 2010. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki
Seattle, Washington, USA; ferry terminal fountain, 1000x, DIC. 20 Mar 2010. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC. 30 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC. 30 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki 1994: 157

Published in: Czarnecki, D.B. (1994). The freshwater diatoms culture collection at Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa. In: Proceedings of the 11th International Diatom Symposium (Kockiolek, J.P., ed.). Memoirs of the California Academy of Sciences 17: 155-174.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Achnanthidium is Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing.

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

Basionym
Achnanthes minutissima Kützing

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Aschersleben (Index Nominum Algarum).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Achnanthes minutissima Kützing 1833
Achnanthidium lanceolatum f. minutissima (Kützing) Tömösvary 1879
Cocconeis minutissima (Kützing) Schönfeldt 1907
Microneis minutissima (Kützing) Meister 1912

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Achnanthidium microcephalum Kützing 1844
Achnanthes microcephala (Kützing) Grunow 1880
Achnanthes minutissima var. cryptocephala Grunow 1880
Achnanthes minutissima f. curta Grunow 1880
Microneis minutissima var. cryptocephala (Grunow) Cleve 1895
Achnanthes cryptocephala (Grunow) M.Peragallo 1897
Schizonema microcephalum (Kützing) Kuntze 1898
Cocconeis microcephala (Kützing) Schonfeldt 1907
Microneis microcephala (Kützing) Meister 1912
Achnanthes minutissima var. genuina A.Cleve 1953

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Al-Handal, A.Y. & Al-Shaheen, M.A. (2019). Diatoms in the wetlands of Southern Iraq. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 67: [1]-252, incl. 62 pls (652 figs), 1 map.

Bąk, M., Witkowski, A., Zelazna-Wieczorek, J., Wojtal, A.Z., Szczepocka , E., Szulc, A. & Szulc, B. (2012). Klucz do oznaczania okrzemek w fitobentosie na potrzeby oceny stanu ekologicznego wód powierzchniowych w Polsce Biblioteka Monitoringu Srodowiska. pp. 1-452. Warszawa [Warsaw]: Glowny Inspektorat Ochrony Srodowiska.

Blanco, S., Borrego-Ramos, M. & Olenici, A. (2019). Las diatomeas de Ceuta. pp. [1]-191, incl. 26 pls. Ceuta: Instituto Estudios Ceutíes.

Buczkó, K. (2016). Iconographia diatomologica Carpathica Volume 1. Guide to diatoms in mountain lakes in the Retezat Mountains, South Carpathians, Romania. Studia Botanica Hungarica 47 (Supplement): [9]-214, incl. 85 pl.

Busse, S. & Snoeijs, P. (2003). Gradient responses of diatom communities in the Bothnian Sea (northern Baltic Sea), with emphasis on responses to water movement. Phycologia 42: 451-464.

Cocquyt, C. (2007). Diatom diversity in Hausburg Tarn, a glacial lake on Mount Kenya, East Africa. Diatom Research 22(2): 255-285, 126 fig., 126 figs.

Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (2013). Diatomeen im Süßwasser—Benthos von Mitteleuropa. Bestimmungsflora Kieselalgen für die ökologische Praxis. Über 700 der häufigsten Arten und ihre Ökologie. pp. [1]-908, 133 pls. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

John, J. (2016). Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 1. pp. [1]-377, 258 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

John, J. (2020). Diatoms from arid Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 3. pp. [1]-578, 341 figs. Schmitten – Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

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]

Lange-Bertalot, H., Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Cantonati, M. (2017). Freshwater benthic diatoms of Central Europe: over 800 common species used in ecological assessments. English edition with updated taxonomy and added species (Cantonati, M. et al. eds). pp. [1]-942, 135 pls. Schmitten-Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Lee, S.d., Lee, H., Park, J., Yun, S.M., Lee, J.-Y., Lim, J., Park, M. & Kwon, D. (2020). Late Holocene diatoms in sediment cores from the Gonggeomji Wetland in Korea. Diatom Research 35(3): 195-229.

Luttenton, M.R. & Lowe, R.L. (2006). Response of a lentic periphyton community to nutrient enrichment at low N:P ratios . Journal of Phycology 42: 1007-1015.

Monnier, O., Lange-Bertalot, H., Rimet, F., Hoffmann, L. & Ector, L. (2004). Achnanthidium atomoides sp. nov., a new diatom from the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Vie et Milieu 54(2-3): 127-136, 131 figs, 1 table.

Pinseel, E., Vanormelingen, P., Hamilton, P.B., Vyverman, W., Van de Vijver, B. & Kopalova, K. (2017). Molecular and morphological characterization of the Achnanthidium minutissimum complex (Bacillariophyta) in Petuniabukta (Spitsbergen, High Arctic) including the description of A. digitatum sp. nov.. European Journal of Phycology 52(3): 264-280.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2011). Okrzemki – Bacillariophyta (Diatoms) (with the English key for the identification to the genus) Cz. 4/2: Okrzemki pierzaste (Fragilariophyceae, Eunotiophyceae, Achnanthales) Part two: Pennate diatoms - I). In: Flora Zatoki Gdanskiej i wód przyleglych (Baltyk poludniowy). : [1]-167, plus 4 pls, 4 photo.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Potapova, M. & Hamilton, P.B. (2007). Morphological and ecological variation within the Achnanthidium minutissimum (Bacillariophyceae) species complex. Journal of Phycology 43(3): 561-575, 10 figs, 3 tables.

Reavie, E.D. (2020). Monoraphid and naviculoids diatoms from the coastal Laurentian Great Lakes. In: Monoraphid and naviculoid diatoms from the coastal Laurentian Great Lakes. Second revided edition. Diatom Monographs Vol. 19. (Reavie, E.D. & Andersen, N.A. Eds) Vol. 19, pp. [1]-111. Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Reichardt, E. (2018). Die Diatomeen im Gebiet der Stadt Treuchtlingen. pp. [1]-576 (Band 1); 579-1184 (Band 2), incl 451 pls. München: Bayerische Botanische Gesellschaft [Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft].

Siver, P.A., Hamilton, P.B., Stachura-Suchoples & Kociolek, J.P. (2005). Diatoms of North America. The freshwater flora of Cape Cod. Iconographia Diatomologica 14: 1-463, 1075 figs in 94 pls.

Snoeijs, P. & Balashova, N. (1998). Intercalibration and distribution of diatom species in the Baltic Sea The Baltic Marine Biologists Publication No. 16e. Vol. 5 pp. 1-144, 1 fig, 6 tables, 101 plates. Uppsala: Opulus Press.

Weckstrom, K. & Juggins, S. (2006). Coastal diatom-environment relationships from the Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea. Journal of Phycology 42: 21-35.

Yu, P., You, Q.-M., Pang, W.-T., Cao, Y. & Wang, Q.X. (2019). Five new Achnanthidiaceae species (Bacillariophyta) from Jiuzhai Valley, Sichuan Province, Southwestern China. Phytotaxa 405(3): 147-170, 408 figs, 5 tables.

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References
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Marquardt, G.C., Costa, L.F., Bicudo, D.C., Bicudo, C.E. de M., Blanco, S., Wetzel, C.E. & Ector, L. (2017). Type analysis of Achnanthidium minutissimum and A. catenatum and description of A. tropicocatenatum sp. nov. (Bacillariophyta), a commom species in Brazilian reservoirs. Plant Ecology and Evolution 150: 313-330, 10 fig., 4 tables.
Novais, M.H., Jüttner, I., Hoffmann, L. & L. Ector (2015). Morphological variability within the Achnanthidium minutissimum species complex (Bacillariophyta): comparison between the type material of Achnanthes minutissima and related taxa, and new freshwater Achnanthidium species from Portugal. Phytotaxa 224(2): 101-139, 477 fig., 6 tables.
Pinseel, E., Vanormelingen, P., Hamilton, P.B., Vyverman, W., Van de Vijver, B. & Kopalova, K. (2017). Molecular and morphological characterization of the Achnanthidium minutissimum complex (Bacillariophyta) in Petuniabukta (Spitsbergen, High Arctic) including the description of A. digitatum sp. nov.. European Journal of Phycology 52(3): 264-280.
Potapova, M. & Hamilton, P.B. (2007). Morphological and ecological variation within the Achnanthidium minutissimum (Bacillariophyceae) species complex. Journal of Phycology 43(3): 561-575, 10 figs, 3 tables.
Van de Vijver, B. & Kopalová, K. (2014). Four Achnanthidium species (Bacillariophyta) formerly identified as Achnanthidium minutissimum from the Antarctic Region. European Journal of Taxonomy 79: 1-19, 103 fig. 2 tables.
Windler, M., Leinweber, K., Bartulos, C.R., Philipp, B. & Kroth, P.G. (2015). Biofilm and capsule formation of the diatom Achnanthidium minutissimum are affected by a bacterium. Journal of Phycology 51(2): 343-355.
Wojtal, A.Z., Ector, L., Van de Vijver, B., Morales, E.A., Blanco, S., Piatek, J. & Smieja, A. (2011). The Achnanthidium minutissimum complex (Bacillariophyceae) in southern Poland. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Algological Studies 136/137: 211-238.

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