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Asterionella formosa var. formosa Hassall 1850

Publication details
Asterionella formosa var. formosa Hassall 1850

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.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), beautiful, handsome.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

No distributions recorded
No distributional records for this taxon have been recorded by AlgaeBase to date. Generally, recent national lists or extensive regional or state lists have been employed to give a general indication of distribution.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 23 September 2004 by M.D. Guiry

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Belay, A. & Fogg, G.E. (1978). Photoinhibition of photosynthesis in Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 14: 341-347, 9 figs, 1 table.
Boggetto, N., Gontero, B. & Maberly, S.C. (2007). Regulation of phosphoribulokinase and glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase in a freshwater diatom, Asterionella formosa . Journal of Phycology 43: 1227-1235.
De Bruin, A., Ibelings, B.W., Rijkeboer, M., Brehm, M. & van Donk, E. (2004). Genetic variation in Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae): is it linked to frequent epidemics of host-specific parasitic fungi?. Journal of Phycology 40: 823-830, 3 figs, 3 tables.
Erales, J., Gontero, B. & Maberly, S.C. (2008). Specificity and function of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase in a freshwater diatom, Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 44: 1455-1464.
Gsell, A.S., de Senerpont Domis, L.N., Przytulska-Bartosiewicz, A., Mooij, W.M., van Donk, E. & Ibelings, B.W. (2012). Genotype-by-temperature interactions may help to maintain clonal diversity in Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 48(5): 1197-1208.
Happey-Wood, C.M. & Hughes, D.I. (1979). Physiological and morphological distinctions in cultures of Asterionella formosa Hass. isolated from contrasting lakes. British Phycological Journal 14: 124.
Hayakawa, T., Kudoh, S., Suzuki, Y. & Takahashi, M. (1994). Temperature-dependent changes in colony size of the freshwater pennate diatom Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae) and their possible ecological implications. Journal of Phycology 30: 955-964, 9 figs, 2 tables.
Holm, N.P. & Armstrong, D.E. (1981). Note: Effects of Si:P concentration ratios and nutrient limitation on the cellular composition and morphology of Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 17: 420-424, 2 figs, 1 table.
Jaworski, G. & Lund, J.W.G. (1970). Drought resistance and dispersal of Asterionella formosa Hass.. Beih. Nova Hedw. 31: 37-48.
Jaworski, G.H.M., Wiseman, S.W. & Reynolds, C.S. (1988). Variability in sinking rate of the freshwater diatom Asterionella formosa : the influence of colony morphology. British Phycological Journal 23: 167-176.
Kilham, S.S. (1975). Kinetics of silicon-limited growth in the freshwater diatom Asterionella formosa. Journal of Phycology 11: 396-399, 2 figs, 2 tables.
Kling, H.J. (1993). Asterionella formosa ralfs: the process of rapid size reduction and its possible ecological significance. Diatom Research 8(2): 475-479.
Koob, D.D. (1966). Parasitism of Asterionella formosa Hass. by a chytrid in two lakes of the Rawah wild area of Colorado. Journal of Phycology 2: 41-45, 3 figs, 2 tables.
Kudoh, S. & Takahashi, M. (1990). Fungal control of population changes of the planktonic diatom Asterionella formosa in a shallow eutrophic lake. Journal of Phycology 26: 239-244, 4 figs, 2 tables.
Lund, J.W.G. (1950). Studies on Asterionella formosa Hass II. Nutrient depletion and the spring maximum. Part I. Observations on Windermere, Esthwaite Water and Blelham Tarn. Journal of Ecology 38: 1-14.
Lund, J.W.G. (1961). Asterionella formosa Hass. var. acaroides Lemm. A phycological enigma. British Phycological Bulletin 2: 63-66, 2 figs.
Lund, J.W.G. (1963). Changes in depth and time of certain physical conditions and of the standing crop of Asterionella formosa Hass. in the north basin of Windermere in 1947. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 246B(731): 255-290.
Ostrofsky, M.L. & Peairs, H.J. (1981). The relative photosynthetic efficiency of Asterionella formosa Hass. (Bacillariophyta) in natural plankton assemblages. Journal of Phycology 17: 230-233, 5 figs.
Pappas, J.L. & Stoermer, E.F. (2003). Morphometric comparison of the neotype of Asterionella formosa Hassall (Heterokontophyta, Bacillariophyceae) with Asterionella edlundii sp. nov. from Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Diatom 19: 55-65, 30 figs.
Tilman, D. & Kilham, S.S. (1976). Phosphate and silicate growth and uptake kinetics of the diatoms Asterionella formosa and Cyclotella meneghiniana in batch and semicontinuous culture. Journal of Phycology 12: 375-383, 6 figs, 2 tables.
Tomkins, T. & Blinn, D.W. (1976). The effect of mercury on the growth rate of Fragilaria crotonensis Kitton and Asterionella formosa Hass.. Hydrobiologia 49: 111-116.
Wiseman, S.W. & Reynolds, C.S. (1981). Sinking rate and electrophoretic mobility of the freshwater diatom Asterionella formosa: an experimental investigation. British Phycological Journal 16: 357-361, 1 fig.
Wiseman, S.W., Jaworski, G.H.M. & Reynolds, C.S. (1984). Variability in sinking rate of the freshwater diatom Asterionella formosa Hass.: the influence of the excess density of colonies. British Phycological Journal 18: 425-432, 3 figs, 1 table.

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