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Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli 1849

Publication details
Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli 1849: 76

Published in: Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.
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Publication date: before July 1849

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

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

Type information
Type locality: Zurich, Switzerland (Burrows 1991: 46). Lectotype: original illustration (Nägeli, 1849, Tab. IV G), in the absence of original material (Burrows 1991: 46) .

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Stichococcus minor Nägeli 1849
Protococcus bacillaris Nägeli ex Kützing 1849
Stichococcus major Nägeli 1849
Stichococcus bacillaris var. major (Nägeli) Rabenhorst 1868
Stichococcus bacillaris var. minor (Nägeli) Rabenhorst 1868
Stichococcus bacillaris var. fungicola Lagerheim 1884
Stichococcus pallescens Chodat 1909
Stichococcus membranaefaciens Chodat 1913
Stichococcus dubius Chodat 1913
Stichococcus bacillaris var. viridis H.Nakano 1917
Stichococcus nivalis Chodat 1922
Stichococcus bacillaris f. nivalis (Chodat) Printz 1964
Stichococcus viridis Nakano 1988

Nomenclatural notes
Pröschold & Darienko (2020: 132) consider "Protococcus bacillaris Nägeli ex Kützing 1849, Sp. Alg.: 198" to be the basionym of Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli, 1849; however, Nägeli (1849) appears to have been published prior to July 1849 and Kützing (1849) appeared on 23-24 July 1849. Thus, there is good evidence to believe that Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli has priority over Protococcus bacillaris Nägeli ex Kützing, even though they represent the same taxonomic entity. This is also implied by the ING entry. - (6 May 2020) - M.D. Guiry

Distributional notes
A very common terrestrial alga, with cosmopolitan distribution (Ettl & Gärtner 1995). Occurring on a wide range of substrata, such as soil, stone walls, roofing tiles, tree trunks, glass, polythene and plastic; sometimes free-floating in small water bodies such as bird baths (John 2002). Never occurring in typically marine habitats, although present on moist banks anbd woodwork on the shores and in estuaries (Burrows 1991).

Habitat notes
Caves (Czerwik-Marcinkowska & Mrozinska 2011). - (18 May 2020) - M.D. Guiry

General environment
This is a ubiquitous species.

Subaerial: Botany Laboratory, Univ. of Basel (Karsten et al., 2005: 560).l

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Key references
Burrows, E.M. (1991). Seaweeds of the British Isles. Volume 2. Chlorophyta. pp. [i]-xi, [1]-238, 60 figs, 9 pls. London: Natural History Museum Publications.

Czerwik-Marcinkowska, J. & Mrozinska, T. (2011). Algae and cyanobacteria in caves of the Polish Jura. Polish Botanical Journal 56(2): 203-243, 21 figs.

Ettl, H. & Gärtner, G. (1995). Syllabus der Boden-, Luft- und Flechtenalgen. pp. i-vii, 1-721. Stuttgart: Gustav Fischer.

Friedl, T. & O'Kelly, C.J. (2002). Phylogenetic relationships of green algae assigned to the genus Planophila (Chlorophyta): evidence from 18S rDNA sequence data and ultrastructure. European Journal of Phycology 37: 373-384.

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.

John, D.M. (2011). Phylum Chlorophyta. Orders Chaetophorales, Microsporales, Ulotrichales. 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. 524-554. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Karsten, U., Friedl, T., Schumann, R., Hoyer, K. & Lembcke, S. (2005). Mycosporine-like amino acids and phylogenies in green algae: Prasiola and its relatives from the Trebouxiophyceae (Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 41: 557-566.

Khaybullina, L.S., Gaysina, L.A., Johansen, J.R. & Krautova, M. (2010). Examination of the terrestrial algae of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA. Fottea, Olomouc 10: 201-215.

Li Shanghao (S.H.Ley) & Bi Liejue [Li, S.H. & Bi, L.J.] (1999). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus V Ulothrichales Ulvales Chaetophorales Trentepohliales Sphaeropleales. pp. [i-ix], i-viii, 1-136, 54 pls [I-LIV]. Beijing: Science Press.

Mathieson, A.C. & Dawes, C.J. (2017). Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic. pp. [i]-x, 1-798, CIX pls. Amherst & Boston: University of Massachusetts Press.

Phillipson, J. (1935). Some algae of Victorian soils. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, New Series 47: 262-287, 33 figs.

Prescott, G.W. (1962). Algae of the Western Great Lakes area. With an illustrated key to the genera of desmids and freshwater diatoms. Revised [Second] edition. pp. [i]-xiii, 1-977. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers 135 South Locust Street.

Rindi, F. & Guiry, M.D. (2004). Composition and spatial variability of terrestrial algal assemblages occurring at the bases of urban walls in Europe. Phycologia 43: 225-235.

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.

Toepel, J., Langner, U. & Wilhelm, C. (2005). Combination of flow cytometry and single cell absorption spectroscopy to study the phytoplankton structure and to calculate the chl a specific absorption coefficients at the taxon level. Journal of Phycology 41(6): 1099-1109.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Trebouxiophyceae. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 61-108. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Created: 05 September 1996 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 18 May 2020 by M.D. Guiry

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Ahmad, I. & Hellebust, J.A. (1993). Protein biosynthesis in salt-shocked cells of Stichococcus bacillaris (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 29: 294 -300, 6 figs, 1 table.
Brown, L.M. & Hellebust, J.A. (1980). Some taxonomic characteristics applied to Stichococcus bacillaris (Chlorophyceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 58: 1405-1411.
Carthew, R.W. & Hellebust, J.A. (1982). Transport of amino acids by the soil alga Stichococcus bacillaris. Journal of Phycology 18: 441-446, 5 figs, 4 tables.
Carthew, R.W. & Hellebust, J.A. (1983). Regulation of a glucose transport system in Stichococcus bacillaris. Journal of Phycology 19: 467-473, 6 figs, 5 tables.
George, E.A. (1957). A note on Stichococcus bacillaris Naeg. and some species of Chlorella as marine algae. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 36: 111-114.
Haywood, J. (1974). Studies on the growth of Stichococcus bacillaris Naeg. in culture. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 54: 261-268.
Hellebust, J.A. & Ahmad, I. (1989). Nitrogen metabolism and amino acid nutrition in the soil alga Stichococcus bacillaris (Chlorophyceae). Journal of Phycology 25: 48-54.
Lagerheim, G. (1888). Ueber eine durch Einwirkung von Piltzhyphen enstandene Varietät von Stichococcus bacillaris Näg. Flora (Jena) 71: 61-63.
Marton, A. (1975). Forschungen über die intensive Kultur der Grünalge Stichococcus bacillaris Nägeli in verschiedenenen Nährmedien.. : 131-137. [in German]

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