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Scenedesmus subspicatus Chodat

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Chlorophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Chlorophyta
Subphylum Chlorophytina
Class Chlorophyceae
Order Sphaeropleales
Family Scenedesmaceae
Subfamily Scenedesmoideae
Genus Scenedesmus


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Scenedesmus subspicatus Chodat
Collected by Howard Matcham. Cattle trough, Duncton, Nr Chichester, UK. 10 Oct 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com.

Scenedesmus subspicatus Chodat
Collected by Howard Matcham. Cattle trough, Duncton, Nr Chichester, UK. 10 Oct 2015. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com.


Dasya curdieana Harvey

Desmodesmus subspicatus (Chodat) E.Hegewald & A.Schmidt Collected by Howard Matcham. Cattle trough, Duncton, Nr Chichester, UK
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter at 6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Scenedesmus subspicatus Chodat 1926: 222, fig. 128

Published in: Chodat, R. (1926). Scenedesmus. Étude de génétique de systématique expérimentale et d'hydrobiologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Hydrologie 3: 71-258.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Desmodesmus subspicatus (Chodat) E.Hegewald & A.Schmidt

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Scenedesmus spicatus West & G.S.West 1898
Scenedesmus abundans var. spicatus (West & G.S.West) G.M.Smith 1916
Scenedesmus gutwinskii Chodat 1926
Scenedesmus gutwinskii var. heterospina Bodrogsközy 1950
Scenedesmus furcosus Hortobágyi 1960

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: USA: Wisconsin (Silva 1996-to date). Type: G.M. Smith; (Silva 1996-to date

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Source of current name
Hegewald, E.[H.] (2000). New combinations in the genus Desmodesmus (Chlorophyceae, Scenedesmaceae). Algological Studies 96: 1-18.

Key references
Cambra Sánchez, J., Álvarez Cobelas, M. & Aboal Sanjurjo, M. (1998). Lista florística y bibliográfica de los clorófitos (Chlorophyta) de la Península Ibérica, Islas Baleares e Islas Canarias. pp. 1-614. Burgos: Asociación Española de Limnología.

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 28 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Bates, S.S., Tessier, A., Cambell, P.G.C. & Buffle, J. (1982). Zinc adsorption and transport byChlamydomonas variabilis and Scenedesmus subspicatus (Chlorophyceae) grown in semicontinuous culture. Journal of Phycology 18: 521-529, 6 figs, 5 tables.
Knauer, K., Behra, R. & Sigg, L. (1997). Adsorption and uptake of copper by the green alga Scenedesmus subspicatus (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 33: 596-601, 4 figs, 1 table.
Sigee, D.C., Bahrami, F., Estrada, B., Webster, R.E., & Dean, A.P. (2007). The Influence of phosphurus availability on carbon allocation and P quota in Scenedesmus subspicatus: A synchrotron-based FTIR analysis. Phycologia 46: 583-592.
Trainor, F.R. (1993). Cyclomorphosis in Scenedesmus subspicatus (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta): stimulation of colony development at low temperature. Phycologia 32: 429-433, 9 figs, 4 tables.

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