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Nannochloropsis oculata (Droop) D.J.Hibberd 1981

Publication details
Nannochloropsis oculata (Droop) D.J.Hibberd 1981: 115

Published in: Hibberd, D.J. (1981). Notes on the taxonomy and nomenclature of the algal classes Eustigmatophyceae and Tribophyceae (synonym Xanthophyceae). Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 82: 93-119, 17 figs, 1 table.

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Nannochloropsis.

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

Nannochloris oculata Droop

Type information
Type locality: Scotland: Cumbrae: Firth of Clyde (Droop 1955: 235). Type: [in low salinity brackish rock pools on basalt]. (Index Nominum Algarum

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), with an eye.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Nannochloris oculata Droop 1955
Picochlorum oculatum (Droop) Henley, Hironaka, Guillou, M.Buchheim, J.Buchheim, M.Fawley, & K.Fawley 2004

Usage notes
"The sterol content in N. oculata might provide a promising role in future medicines in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer" [treatment] (Sanjeewa et al., 2016). - (25 Nov 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a brackish species.

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Key references
Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Kryvenda, A., Rybalka, N., Wolf, M. & Friedl, T. (2018). Species distinctions among closely related strains of Eustigmatophyceae (Stramenopiles) emphasizing ITS2 sequence-structure data: Eustigmatos and Vischeria. European Journal of Phycology 53(4): 471-491.

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Verified by: 04 December 2018 by G.M. Guiry

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Caporgno, M.P., Olkiewicz, M., Fortuny, A., Stuber, F., Fabregat, A., Font, J., Pruvost, J., Lepine, O., Legrand, J. & Bengoa, C. (2016). Evaluation of different strategies to produce biofuels from Nannochloropsis oculata and Chlorella vulgaris. Fuel Processing Technology 144: 132-138.
Chaturvedi, R. & Fujita, Y. (2006). Isolation of enhanced eicosapentaenoic acid producing mutants of Nannochloropsis oculata ST-6 using ethyl methane sulfonate induced mutagenesis techniques and their characterization at mRNA transcript level. Phycological Research 54(3): 208-219.
Chen, H.L., Li, S.S., Huang, R. & Stai, H.-J. (2008). Conditional production of a functional fish growth hormone in the transgenic line of Nannochloropsis oculata (Eustigmatophyceae). Journal of Phycology 44: 768-776.
Palacios, Y.M., Vonshak, A. & Beardall, J. (2018). Photosynthetic and growth response of Nannochloropsis oculata (Eustigmatophyceae) during batch cultures in relation to light intensity. Phycologia 57(5): 492-502.
Sanjeewa, K.K.A., Fernando, I.P.S., Samarakoon, K.W., Lakmal, H.H.C., Kim, E.-A., Kwon, O.-N., Dilshara, M.G., Lee, J.-B. & Jeon, Y.-J. (2016). Anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities of sterol rich fraction of cultured marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata. Algae. An International Journal of Algal Research 31(3): 277-287.
Schulze, P.S.C., Pereira, H.G.C., Santos, T.F.C., Schueler, L., Guerra, R., Barreira, L.A., Perales, J.A. & Varela, J.C.S. (2016). Effect of light quality supplied by light emitting diodes (LEDs) on growth and biochemical profiles of Nannochloropsis oculata and Tetraselmis chuii. Algal Research 16: 387-398.
Shi, J., Pan, K., Yu, J., Zhu, B., Yang, G., Yu, W. & Zhang, X. (2008). Analysis of expressed sequence tags from the marine microalga Nannochloropsis oculata (Eustigmatophyceae) (Note). Journal of Phycology 44(1): 99-102.

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