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Nitzschia pungens Grunow ex Cleve 1897

Publication details
Nitzschia pungens Grunow ex Cleve 1897: 24, pl. 2: fig. 23

Published in: Cleve, P.T. (1897). A treatise on the phytoplankton of the Atlantic and its tributaries and on the periodical change of the plankton of Skagerak. pp. 1-28. Upsala: Upsala Nya Tidnings Aktiebolags Tryckeri.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Nitzschia is Nitzschia elongata Hassal.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Grunow ex Cleve) Hasle

Type information
Japan (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Participle B (Latin), sharp-pointed, pricking, piercing, terminating in a hard sharp point (Stearn 1973).

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Nomenclatural notes
Grunow in Cleve & Möller, Diatoms 6: 3, no. 307. 1882 (?) (INA). - (1 Oct 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a marine species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Source of current name
Hasle, G.R. (1993). Nomenclatural notes on marine planktonic diatoms. The family Bacillariaceae. In: P.A. Sims (ed.), Progress in diatom studies, Contributions to taxonomy, ecology and nomenclature. Special volume in honour of Robert Ross on the occasion of his 80th Birthday. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 106: 315-321.

Key references
Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Created: 23 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 01 October 2015 by G.M. Guiry

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Bates, S.S., Bird, C.J., de Freitas, A.S.W., Foxall, R., Gilgan, M., Hanic, L.A., Johnson, G.R., McCullough, A.W., Odense, P., Pocklington, R., Quilliam, M.A., Sim, P.G., Smith, J.C., Suba Rao, D.V., Todd, E.C.D., Walter, J.A. & Wright, J.L.C. (1989). Pennate diatom Nitzschia pungens as the primary source of domoic acid, a toxin in shellfish from eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 46: 1203-1215.
Casteleyn G., Chepurnov V.A., Leliaert F., Mann D.G., Bates S.S., Lundholm N., Rhodes L., Sabbe K. & Vyverman W. (2008). Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae): a cosmopolitan diatom species?. Harmful Algae 7: 241-257.
Casteleyn, G., Evans, K.M., Backeljau, T., D'Hondt, S., Chepurnov, V., Sabbe, K. & Vyverman, W. (2009). Lack of population genetic structuring in the marine planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae) in a heterogeneous area in the Southern Bight of the North Sea. Marine Biology 156: 1149-1158.
Chepurnov, V.A., Mann, D.G., Sabbe, K., Vannerum, K., Casteleyn, G., Verleyen, E., Peperzak, L. & Vyverman, W. (2006). Sexual reproduction, mating system, chloroplast dynamics and abrupt cell size reduction in Pseudo-nitzschia pungens from the North Sea (Bacillariophyta). European Journal of Phycology 40(4): 379-395.
Cho, E.S., Kotaki, Y. & Park, J.G. (2001). The comparison between toxic Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries (Hasle) Hasle and non-toxic P. pungens (Grunow) Hasle isolated from Jinhae Bay, Korea. Algae 16(3): 275-285, 13 figs, 1 table.
Churro, C.I., Carreira Cátia, C., Rodrigues, F.J., Craveiro, S.C., Calado, A.J., Casteleyn, G. & Lundholm, N. (2009). Diversity and abundance of potentially toxic Pseudo-nitzschia Peragallo in Aveiro coastal lagoon, Portugal and description of a new variety, P. pungens var. aveirensis var. nov. Diatom Research 24(1): 35-62.
Evans, K.M., Kühn, S.F. & Hayes, P.K. (2005). High levels of genetic diversity and low levels of genetic differentiation in North Sea Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae) populations. Journal of Phycology 41: 506-514.
Hasle, G.R. (1995). Pseudo-nitzschia pungens and P. multiseries (Bacillariophyceae): nomenclatural history, morphology, and distribution. Journal of Phycology 31: 428-435, 18 figs, 5 tables.
Holtermann, K.E., Bates, S.S., Trainer, V.L., Odell, A. & Armbrust, E.V. (2010). Mass sexual reproduction in the toxigenic diatoms Pseudo-nitzschia australis and P. pungens (Bacillariophyceae) on the Washington coast, USA. Journal of Phycology 46(1): 41-52.
Kim, J.H., Park, B.S., Kim, J.H., Wang, P. & Han, M.S. (2015). Intraspecific diversity and distribution of the cosmopolitan species Pseudo-nitzschia pungens (Bacillariophyceae): morphology, genetics, and ecophysiology of the three clades. Journal of Phycology 51(1): 159-172.
Manhart, J.R., Fryxell, G.A., Villac, M.C. & Segura, L.Y. (1995). Pseudo-nitzschia pungens and P. multiseries (Bacillariophyceae): nuclear ribosomal DNAs and species differences. Journal of Phycology 31: 421-427, 2 figs, 1 table.
Rao, D.V.S., Partensky, F., Wohlgeschaffen, G. & Li, W.K.W. (1991). Flow cytometry and microscopy of gametogenesis in Nitzschia pungens, a toxic, bloom-forming, marine diatom. Journal of Phycology 27: 21-26, 4 figs, 1 table.
Rosowski, J.R., Johnson, L.M. & Mann, D.G. (1992). Comment: On the report of gametogenesis, oogamy, and uniflagellated sperm in the pennate diatom Nitzschia pungens(1991. J. Phycol. 27: 21-26). Journal of Phycology 28: 570-574.
Subba Rao, D.V., Partensky, F., Wohlgeschaffen, G. & Li, W.K.W. (1992). Gametogenesis in Nitzschia pungens f. multiseries. Journal of Phycology 28: 574-576.
Villac, M.C. & Fryxell, G.A. (1998). Pseudo-nitzschia pungens var. cingulata var. nov. (Bacillariophyceae) based on field and culture observations. Phycologia 37(4): 269-274, 30 figs, 2 tables.

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