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Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow 1885

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Mediophyceae
Subclass Thalassiosirophycidae
Order Lithodesmiales
Family Lithodesmiaceae
Genus Ditylum


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Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, PC. 19 Mar 2011. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow
Kingston, Washington, USA; Ferry terminal outside the breakwater, 400x, DIC. 13 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow
Kingston, Washington, USA; Ferry terminal outside the berakwater, 200X, phase contrast. 13 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow
Akaroa Harbour, South Island, New Zealand (S 43° 54.155’, E 172° 58.754’); chain of cells in f/10 culture. Olympus CK-40 inverted, phase, with Nikon Coolpix 4500 camera.. Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca). © Mark Webber (mwebber108@yahoo.ca).

Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow
Spring conditions. A usually heaviily silicified species.. © Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie).


Halimeda cuneata Hering

Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow Spring conditions. A usually heaviily silicified species.
© Robin Raine (Robin.Raine@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Ditylum brightwellii (T.West) Grunow in Van Heurck 1885: 196, pl. 114: figs 3-9

Published in: Van Heurck, H. (1885). Synopsis des Diatomées de Belgique. Texte. pp. 1-235. Anvers: Martin Brouwers & Co.
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Publication date: May 1885

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ditylum is Ditylum trigonum L.W.Bailey ex L.W.Bailey.

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

Triceratium brightwellii T.West

Type information
Type locality: Gorlestone; Teignmouth (Index Nominum Algarum).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Triceratium brightwellii T.West 1860

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Ditylum trigonum L.W.Bailey ex L.W.Bailey 1862
Ditylum inaequale Bailey ex L.W.Bailey 1862

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Guo Yujie [Kuo, Y.C., Guo, Y.C.] (2003). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum. Tomus V. Bacillariophyta No. I. Centricae. pp. [1]-493. Beijing: Science Press.

Hendey, N.I. (1964). An introductory account of the smaller algae of British coastal waters. Part V: Bacillariophyceae (diatoms). pp. [i]-xxii, 1-317. London: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Fishery Investigations. Her Majesty’s Stationery Office.

Hoppenrath, M., Elbrächter, M. & Drebes, G. (2009). Marine phytoplankton Selected microphytoplankton species from the North Sea around Helgoland and Sylt. pp. [1]-264, figs 1-87. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

Jameson, I. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2010). Planktonic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters. (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 16-82. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

John, J. (2018). Diatoms from Tasmania: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 2. pp. [1]-656, 351 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Kaczmarska, I., Beaton, M., Benoit, A.C. & Medlin, L.K. (2006). Molecular phylogeny of selected members of the order Thalassiosirales (Bacillariophyta) and evolution of the fultoportula. Journal of Phycology 42: 121-138.

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.

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.

Tomas, C.R., Eds (1996). Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. pp. 1-858. San Diego: Academic Press Inc.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

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Brussard, C.P.D., Noordeloos, A.A.M. & Riegman, R. (1997). Autolysis kinetics of the marine diatom Ditylum brightwellii (Bacillariophyceae) under nitrogen and phophorus limitation and starvation. Journal of Phycology 33: 980-987, 8 figs.
Eppley, R.W. & Rogers, J.N. (1970). Inorganic nitrogen assimilation of Ditylum brightwellii, a marine plankton diatom. Journal of Phycology 6: 344-351, 6 figs, 5 tables.
Jenkinson, I.R. (1986). Halosphaera viridis, Ditylum brightwellii and other phytoplankton ion the north-eastern North Atlantic in spring: sinking, rising and relative abundance. Ophelia 26: 233-253.
Koester, J.A., Brawley, S.H., Karp-Boss, L. & Mann, D.G. (2007). Sexual reproduction in the marine centric diatom Ditylum brightwellii (Bacillariophyta). European Journal of Phycology 42(4): 351-366.
Lee, J.H. & Youn, S.J. (2007). Classification into two types based on the morphological characteristics of the marine diatom Ditylum brightwellii (West) Grunow in Yellow Sea, Korea. Algae 22(4): 253-259, 16 figs, 4 tables. [in Korean]
Riaux-Gobin, C. (1996). Research Note : Ditylum brightwellii (Bacillariophyceae) : resting spores at the surface of a shallow sediment (Gulf of Lions, Mediterranean) and revival tests. Phycologia 35: 368-371, 10 figs.
Rijstenbil, J.W. (2001). Effects of periodic low UVA radiation on cell characteristics and oxidative stress in the marine planktonic diatom Ditylum brightwellii. European Journal of Phycology 36: 1-8.
Rynearson, T.A. & Armbrust, E.V. (2004). Genetic differentiation among populations of the planktonic marine diatom Ditylum brightwellii (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40: 34-43.
Saitow, M. & Chihara, M. (1982). Laboratory culture ansd morphology of a marine centric diatom Ditylum brightwellii (1). General morphology and vegetative cell division. Japanese Journal of Phycology 30: 225-233.

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