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Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Subkingdom Viridiplantae
Infrakingdom Streptophyta infrakingdom
Phylum Charophyta
Class Zygnematophyceae
Subclass Zygnematophycidae
Order Desmidiales
Family Desmidiaceae
Genus Micrasterias

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Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Collected by Jo Wilbraham, Thursley Common, Kent, UK. 15 Nov 2017. © C.F.Carter(chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Side views. In Sphagnum bog, Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland.. 21 Aug 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland.. 21 Aug 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland.. 21 Aug 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland.. 21 Aug 2009. © C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs
Roundstone Bog, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland. In bogpool. 17 Sep 2005. Fabio Rindi. © Fabio Rindi (f.rindi@univpm.it).

 

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Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs Glen Lethnot, Angus, Scotland.
© C.F.Carter (Chris.Carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Micrasterias truncata Brébisson ex Ralfs 1848: 75, pl. VIII [8]: fig. 4; pl. X [10]: fig. 5

Published in: Ralfs, J. (1848). The British Desmidieae The drawings by Edward Jenner, A.L.S.. pp. [i]-xxii, [i], [1]-226, 35 pls. London: Reeve, Benham & Reeve, King William Street, Strand.
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Publication date: 1 Jan 1848

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Micrasterias is Micrasterias furcata C.Agardh ex Ralfs.

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

Type information
Type locality: Germany (original Corda specimen); also UK, France, USA (Index Nominum Algarum).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), truncate, i.e., ending very abruptly as if cut straight across (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Micrasterias neodamensis Braun 1856
Micrasterias truncata var. [truncata] f. granulata Raciborski 1889
Micrasterias truncata f. neodamensis (Braun) J.Dick 1926
Micrasterias truncata var. neodamensis (Braun) Willi Krieger 1939
Micrasterias truncata var. truncata C.E.M.Bicudo & R.M.T.Bicudo 1965

Taxonomic notes
Based on Cosmarium truncatum Corda 1835 (INA). - (27 Feb 2018) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Bicudo, C.E.M., Schetty, S.P. & Pinto, L.S.C (2015). Flora ficológica do Estado de São Paulo. Zygnemaphyceae. Vol. 4(2) pp. viii, 165, 211 figures. São Paulo: RiMa Editora.

Brook, A.J., Williamson, D.B. & John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Suborder Desmidiineae. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 636-741. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Coesel, P.F.M. & Meesters, K.[J.] (2007). Desmids of the Lowlands Mesotaeniaceae and Desmidaceae of the European Lowlands. pp. [1]-351, 20 text-figs, 123 pls. Zeist: KNNV Publishing.

Couté, A. & Tell, G. (1981). Ultrastructure de la paroi cellulaire des Desmidiacées au microscope électronique à la balayage. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia 68: 1-228, 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.

Förster, K. (1982). Conjugatophyceae Zygnematales und Desmidiales (excl. Zygnemataceae). In: Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers Systematik und Biologie [Band] 8. Teil 1. Hälfte. pp. [i]-viii, [1]-543. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller). [in On shelf with series]

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

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.

Kanetsuna, Y. & Yamagishi, T. (eds) (2018). Desmids of southeast Asia. pp. [1]-xiv, [1]-429, VIII colour photographic pls, 44 test-figs, 94 pls. Dera Dun - 248 001 (India): Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.

Martello, G.V. (2004). Le Desmidiée (Chlorophyta, Zygnematophyceae) dei "Sette Laghi"nel massiccio montuoso dei Lagorai: ecologia e distribuzione in relazione all'acidita delle acque. Natura Vicentina 8: 5-32.

Petlovany, O.A. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2015 '2014'). Desmidiales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 4: Charophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-448. Ruggell: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

Wei Yinxin [Wei, Y.X.] (2003). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis, Tomus VII. Chlorophyta Zygnematales Mesotaeniaceae Demidiales Desmidiaceae Sectio I. pp. 1-267, pls I-LII [1-52]. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

West, W. & West, G.S. (1905). A monograph of the British Desmidiaceae. II. pp. [i]-x, [1]-206, pls 33-64. London: The Ray Society.

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Nemjová, J., Neustupa, J., Stastny, J., Skaloud, P. & Veselá, J. (2011). Microspeciation and morphological differentiation of strains traditionally assigned to Micrasterias truncata. Phycological Research 59: 208-220.

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