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Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs 1861

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira

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Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs
Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.. 03 Sep 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Lake, 1000x, DIC. 19 Jun 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Aulacoseira granulata (Ehrenberg) Simonsen Manitoba, Canada; Lugol's, 1000x, DIC, Hedy Kling Algal Taxonomy and Ecology Inc.
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs in Pritchard 1861: 820

Published in: Pritchard, A. (1861). A history of infusoria, including the Desmidiaceae and Diatomaceae, British and foreign. Fourth edition enlarged and revised by J. T. Arlidge, M.B., B.A. Lond.; W. Archer, Esq.; J. Ralfs, M.R.C.S.L.; W. C. Williamson, Esq., F.R.S., and the author. pp. [1]-xii, [1]-968, 40 pls. London: Whittaker and Co..
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Aulacoseira granulata (Ehrenberg) Simonsen

Basionym
Gaillonella granulata Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: Brazil ? Newfoundland (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), granulate (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Melosira granulata var. typica A.Cleve 1951
Melosira granulosa O.Müller 1995

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Melosira granulata (Ehrenberg) Ralfs)
Europe: France (Germain 1981, Anon. 2017), Germany (Mauch & Schmedtje 2003, Stutz & Mattern & al. 2018), Ireland (Adams 1908, Wolnik & Carter 2014), Netherlands (Veen & al. 2015), Portugal (Moita & Vilarinho 1999), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Álvarez Cobelas & Estévez García 1982).

North America: Alaska (Saunders 1901), Laurentian Great Lakes (Stoermer, Kreis & Andresen 1999), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Texas (Eberle 1982), United States of America (Kociolek 2005, Eberle 2008), Utah (Ettl & Gärtner 1995).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Africa: Gambia (Foged 1986), Ghana (Foged 1966), South Africa (Cholnoky 1958).

Middle East: Egypt (Khairy & al. 2017), Iraq (Maulood & al. 2013, Al-Saboonchi & Al-Shawi 2016).

South-east Asia: Myanmar (Burma) (Skuja 1949), Singapore (Pham & al. 2011), Thailand (Foged 1972).

Asia: China (Qi 1995, Hu & Wei 2006), Japan (Iwahashi 1935), Mongolia (Edlund & al. 2001), Nepal (Hirano 1969), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), Taiwan (Shao 2003-2014).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day & al. 1995), Northern Territory (Day & al. 1995), Queensland (Day & al. 1995), Tasmania (Day & al. 1995), Victoria (Day & al. 1995), Western Australia (Day & al. 1995).

(as Melosira granulosa O.Müller)
Australia and New Zealand: Victoria (Day & al. 1995).

Source of current name
Simonsen, R. (1979). The diatom system: ideas on phylogeny. Bacillaria 2: 9-71.

Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 pls.

Day, S.A., Wickham, R.P., Entwisle, T.J. & Tyler, P.A. (1995). Bibliographic check-list of non-marine algae in Australia. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series 4: [i]-vii, 1-276.

Edlund, M.B., Williams, R.M. & Soninkhishig, N. (2003). The planktonic diatom diversity of ancient Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Phycologia 42: 232-260.

Foged, N. (1966). Freshwater diatoms from Ghana. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab, Biologiske Shrifter 15(1): 1-169, 25 pls.

Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

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.

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

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References
(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)

Davey, M.C. & Crawford, R.M. (1986). Filament formation in the diatom Melosira granulata. Journal of Phycology 22: 144-150, 13 figs.
Davey, M.C. (1984). Variation of filament length in Melosira granulata. British Phycological Journal 19: 191-192.
Davey, M.C. (1986). The relationship between size, density and sinking velocity throughout the life cycle of Melosira granulata (Bacillariophyta). Diatom Research 1(1): 1-18, 10 figs.
Sicko-Goad, L. (1986). Rejuvenation of Melosira granulata (Bacillariophyceae) resting cells from the anoxic sediments of Douglas Lake, Michigan. II. Electron microscopy. Journal of Phycology 22: 28-35, 12 figs.
Sicko-Goad, L., Stoermer, E.F. & Fahnenstiel, G. (1986). Rejuvenation of Melosira granulata (Bacillariophyceae) resting cells from the anoxic sediments of Douglas Lake, Michigan. I. Light microscopy and 14 C uptake. Journal of Phycology 22: 22-28, 9 figs, 3 tables.

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