Alexandrium tamiyavanichii Balech 1994
Alexandrium tamiyavanichii Balech 1994: 217, figs 1-6 (as 'tamiyavanichi' )
Published in: Balech, E. (1994). Three new species of the genus Alexandrium (Dinoflagellata). Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 113(2): 216-220, 15 figs.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Type locality: Ang Sila, Tahiland (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 20). Holotype: (Faust & Gulledge 2002: 20).
Named for Professor Suthichai Tamiyavanich, researcher on red tide and toxic dinoflagellates in Thailand.
Protogonyaulax tamiyavanichii (Balech) F.Gómez & L.F.Artigas 2019
This is an armoured, marine, planktonic dinoflaggellate. It is a producer of strong PSP toxins in the Gulf of Thailand. Faust & Gulledge (2002: 20) note that this species produces potent paralytic shellfish poison (PSP); gonyautoxins and saxitoxin. Please consult original reference for further details. Harmful species.
Menezes et al. (2010: 1242) detected seven paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins in the A. tamiyavanichii isolate (A1PSA) from northeast Brazil, with STX being the most important toxin for the overall cell toxicity. - (11 Feb 2011) - Wendy Guiry
This is a marine species.
Faust, M.A. & Gulledge, R.A. (2002). Identifying harmful marine dinoflagellates. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 42: 1-144.
Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.
Kim, K.-Y., Yoshida, M. & Kim, C.-H. (2005). Molecular phylogeny of three hitherto unreported Alexandrium species: Alexandrium hiranoi, Alexandrium leei and Alexandrium satoanum (Gonyaulacales, Dinophyceae) inferred from the 18S and 26S rDNA sequence data. Phycologia 44: 361-368.
Larsen, J. & Nguyen-Ngoc, L. [eds.] (2004). Potentially toxic microalgae of Vietnamese waters. Opera Botanica 140: 5-216. [in English and Vietnamese]
Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.
Leaw, C.P., Lim, P.T., Ng, B.K., Cheah, M.Y., Ahmad, A. & Usup, G. (2005). Phylogenetic analysis of Alexandrium species and Pyrodinium bahamense (Dinophyceae) based on theca morphology and nuclear ribosomal gene sequence. Phycologia 44: 550-565.
Steidinger, K.A. & Tangen, K. (1996). Dinoflagellates. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 387-584. San Diego: Academic Press.
Created: 21 January 2003 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 24 April 2018 by M.D. Guiry
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Lim, P.-T., Leaw, C.-P., Usup, G., Kobiyama, A., Koike, K. & Ogata, T. (2006). Effects of light and temperature on growth, nitrate uptake, and toxin production of two tropical dinoflagellates: Alexandrium tamiyavanichii and Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Journal of Phycology 42: 786-799.
Nagai, S., Itakura, S., Matsuyama, Y. & Kotani, Y. (2003). Encystment under laboratory conditions of the toxic dinoflagellate Alexandrium tamiyavanichii (Dinophyceae) isolated from the Seto Inland Sea, Japan. Phycologia 42: 646-653.
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