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Nitzschia ovalis H.J.Arnott 1880

Publication details
Nitzschia ovalis H.J.Arnott in Cleve & Grunow 1880: 95, pl. 5: fig. 103

Published in: Cleve, P. T. & Grunow, A. (1880). Beiträge zur Kenntniss der arctischen Diatomeen. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar 17(2): 1-121, 7 pls.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

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

Type information
Durham (England); Kara Sea.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), oval, elliptical, i.e., broadest at the middle, the sides curved and length:breadth generally 2:1 (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Homoeocladia ovalis (H.J.Arnott) Kuntze 1898

Habitat notes
Saline and alkaline water; can grow in salinities ranging from 5 to 120 ppt of salt but normally at 90 ppt salinity (Garza-Sánchez et al. 2009). - (5 Sep 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a ubiquitous species.

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Key references
Hustedt, F. (1930). Bacillariophyta (Diatomeae) Zweite Auflage. In: Die Süsswasser-Flora Mitteleuropas. Heft 10. (Pascher, A. Eds), pp. [i]-vii, [1]-466. Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

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.

Proshkina-Lavrenko, A.I. (Ed.) (1950). Diatomovyi Analiz. Opredelitel' iskopaemykh i sovremennykh diatomikh vodorosleyi. Poryadok Pennales [Diatom Analysis. Manual for identification of fossil and modern diatoms. Order Pennales]. Vol. 3 pp. 398, 117 plates. Moscow & Leningrad: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Geologicheskoy Literatury. [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.

Witkowski, A., Lange-Bertalot, H. & Metzeltin, D. (2000). Diatom flora of marine coasts I. Iconographia Diatomologica 7: 1-925, 219 pls with 4504 figs.

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References
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Garza-Sánchez, F., Chapman, D.J. & Cooper, J.B. (2009). Nitzschia ovalis (Bacillariophyceae) Mono Lake strain accumulates 1,4/2,5 Cyclohexanetetrol in response to increased salinity. Journal of Phycology 45(2): 395-403, 4 figs, 1 table.
North, B.B. & Stephens, GC. (1972). Amino acid transport in Nitzschia ovalis Arnott. Journal of Phycology 8: 64-68, 2 figs, 2 tables.

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