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Scenedesmus obliquus (Turpin) Kützing 1833

Publication details
Scenedesmus obliquus (Turpin) Kützing 1833: 609

Published in: Kützing, F.T. (1834 '1833'). Synopsis diatomearum oder Versuch einer systematischen Zusammenstellung der Diatomeen. Linnaea 8: 529-620, pls XIII-XIX [79 figs].
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Scenedesmus is Scenedesmus obtusus Meyen.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Tetradesmus obliquus (Turpin) M.J.Wynne

Achnanthes obliqua Turpin

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Wynne, M.J. & Hallan, J.K. (2016 '2015'). Reinstatement of Tetradesmus G. M. Smith (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyta). Feddes Repertorium 126: 83-86.

Key references
Cepák, V., Pribyl, P., Vítová, M. & Zachleder, V. (2007). The nucleocytosolic and chloroplast cycle in the green chlorococcal alga Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) grown under various temperatures. Phycologia 46(3): 263-269, 7 figs.

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.

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.

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.

Verschoor, A.M., van der Stap, I., Helmsing, N.R., Lürling, M. & van Donk, E. (2004). Inducible colony formation within the Scenedesmaceae: adaptive responses to infochemicals from two different herbivore taxa. Journal of Phycology 40: 808-814, 5 figs, 1 table.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 27 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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Balák, K., Rydlo, O., and Vojta, M. (1975). Die Heilung der gynaekologischer Krankheiten mit der Hilfe der Alge Scenedesmus obliquus.. : 283-284. [in German]
Bishop, N.I. & Wong, J. (1974). Photochemical characteristics of a vitamin E deficient mutant of Scenedesmus obliquus. Berichte der deutsche botanischen Gesellschaft 86: 359-371.
Cain, J.R. & Trainor, F.R. (1976). Regulation and gametogenesis in Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 12: 383-390, 8 figs, 3 tables.
Cepák, V., Pribyl, P., Vítová, M. & Zachleder, V. (2007). The nucleocytosolic and chloroplast cycle in the green chlorococcal alga Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) grown under various temperatures. Phycologia 46(3): 263-269, 7 figs.
Fallowfield, H.J. & Osborne, B.A. (1985). Growth and light absorbance of cyanobacteria and chlorophyceae with particular reference to Anabaena variabilis and Scenedesmus obliquus. British Phycological Journal 20: 27-41, 15 figs, 4 tables.
Fingerhut, U., Webb, L.E. & Soeder, C.J. (1984). Increased yields of Rhizobium japonicum by an extract of the green algae, Scenedesmus obliquus (276-3a). Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 19: 358-360.
Fuschino, J.R., Guschina, I.A., Dobson, G., Yan, N.D., Harwood, J.L. & Arts, M.T. (2011). Rising water temperatures alter lipid dynamics and reduce N-3 essential fatty acid concentrations in Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 47(4): 763-774.
Galotti, A., Jiménez-Gómez, F. & Parra, G. (2018). An abrupt CO2-mediated decrease in pH affects growth rates, cellular features and the interspecific interaction of Scenedesmus (Acutodesmus) obliquus and Cryptomonas pyrenoidifera. Limnetica 37(2): 267-281.
Giesy, J.P. (1976). Stimulation of growth in Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae) by humic acids under iron limited conditions. Journal of Phycology 12: 172-179, 6 figs.
Luther, M. & Soeder, C.J. (1991). 1-naphthalenesulfonic acid and sulfate as sulfur sources for the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus. Water Res 25(3): 299-307.
Luther, M. (1990). Nitro-substituted and amino-substituted aromatic compounds as nitrogen sources for the green alga Scenedesmus obliquus. Chemosphere 21(1-2): 231-241.
Lürling, m. (1999). Grazer-induced coenobial formation in clonal cultures of Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorococcales; Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 35: 19-23.
Matagne, R.F. & Vincenzotto, C. (1980). Isolation of original amino acid, vitamin and carbon source mutants in the green alga, Scenedesmus obliquus. Journal of General Microbiology 119: 273-276.
Monteiro, C.M., Fonseca, S.C., Castro, P.M.L. & Malcata, F.X. (2011). Toxicity of cadmium and zinc on two microalgae, Scenedesmus obliquus and Desmodesmus pleiomorphus, from Northern Portugal. J. Appl. Phycol. 23: 97-103.
Osborne, B.A. & Raven, J.A. (1986). Growth light level and photon absorption by cells of Chlamydomonas rheinhardii, Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyceae, Volvocales), Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae, Chlorococcales) and Euglena viridis (Euglenophyceae, Euglenales). British Phycological Journal 21: 303-313.
Powls, R. & Britton, G. (1977). A series of mutant strains of Scenedesmus obliquus with abnormal carotenoid compositions. Archives for Microbiology 113: 275-280.
Quinn, J.M. & Merchant, S. (1999). Adaptation of Scenedesmus obliquus (Chlorophyceae) to copper-deficiency: transcriptional regulation of PCY1 but not CPX1. Journal of Phycology 35: 1253-1263.
Reinišová, I. (1975). Unsere Erfahrungen mit Scenedesmus obliquus und Sc. acutus in der Behandlung der Unterschenkelgeschwüre.. : 287-289. [in German]
Trainor, F.R. & Burg, C.A. (1965). Motility in Scenedesmus dimorphus, Scenedesmus obliquus, and Coelastrum microporum. Journal of Phycology 1: 15-18, 3 figs, 1 table.
Trainor, F.R. (1963). Zoospores in Scenedesmus obliquus. Science 142: 1673-1674.

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