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Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C.Lewin 1964

Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Bacillariophytina
Class Bacillariophyceae
Subclass Bacillariophycidae
Order Bacillariales
Family Bacillariaceae
Genus Cylindrotheca


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Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C.Lewin
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, estuary, 1000x, DIC. 31 Jan 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C.Lewin
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, estuary, 1000x, DIC. 31 Jan 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).


Acrochaetium opetigenum Børgesen

Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C.Lewin Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, estuary, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehrenberg) Reimann & J.C.Lewin 1964: 289, pl. 124: figs 1-4; pl. 125: figs 1-4

Published in: Reimann, B.E.F. & Lewin, J.C. (1964). The diatom genus Cylindrotheca Rabenhorst. Journal of the Royal Microcopical Society, Series 3 83(3): 283-296.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Cylindrotheca is Cylindrotheca gerstenbergeri Rabenhorst.

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

Ceratoneis closterium Ehrenberg

Type information
Type locality: North Sea, near Cuxhaven, Germany (53 5200N, 008 42 00E) (Index Nominum Algarum). Lectotype: [21 Sept. 1839]; water of the rising tide. BHUPM: Ehrenberg Collection Taxonomical Preparation 540032-3 (Jahn & Kusber 2005: 297, fig. 5). Notes: Germany: Cuxhaven; Wismar (INA).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Ceratoneis closterium Ehrenberg 1839
Nitzschia closterium (Ehrenberg) W.Smith 1853
Nitzschiella closterium (Ehrenberg) Rabenhorst 1864
Nitzschia longissima var. closterium (Ehrenberg) Van Heurck 1885

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschiella tenuirostris Mereschkowsky 1901

Nomenclatural notes
Margaret Harper (pers. comm. 12 April 2016) writes: "For Nitzschia closterium (a raphid diatom) AlgaeBase gives the currently accepted name as Ceratoneis closterium Ehrenberg which is also its Basionym. Ceratoneis as a generic name has been used far more often over the last 100 years in many floras for Ceratoneis arcus an araphid diatom currently accepted as Hannaea arcus. However Jahn & Kusber 2005 resurrected the name Ceratoneis closterium based on type material (Diatom Research 20 295-304) for this raphid diatom. Later Medlin & Mann 2007 (Taxon 56, 953-955) proposed conserving the name Cylindrotheca closterium rather than adopting the confusing name Ceratoneis closterium. I can understand why you have currently accepted Ceratoneis closterium, but think it needs an explanatory note and that the alternative synonym Cylindrotheca closterium could be usefully included in the entry for Nitzschia closterium." - (6 Dec 2018) - M.D. Guiry

Usage notes
Harmful species.

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Aboal, M., Álvarez Cobelas, M., Cambra, J. & Ector, L. (2003). Floristic list of non-marine diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) of Iberian Peninsula, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. Updated taxonomy and bibliography. Diatom Monographs 4: 1-639.

Apoya-Horton, M.D., Yin, L., Underwood, G.J.C. & Gretz, M.R. (2006). Movement modalities and responses to environmental changes of the mudflat diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 42: 379-390.

Balzano, S., Percopo, I., Siano, R., Gourvil, P., Chanoine, M., Marie, D., Vaulot, D. & Sarno, D. (2017). Morphological and genetic diversity of Beaufort sea diatoms with high contributions from the Chaetoceros neogracilis species complex. Journal of Phycology 53(1): 161-187.

Bérard-Therriault, L., Poulin, M. & Bossé, L. (1999). Guide d'identification du phytoplancton marin de l'estuaire et du Golfe du Saint-Laurent incluant également certains protozoaires. Publication Spéciale Canadienne des Sciences Halieutiques et Aquatiques 128: 1-387.

Forster, R.M. & Martin-Jézéquel, V. (2005). Photophysiological variability of microphytobenthic diatoms after growth in different types of culture conditions. Phycologia 44: 393-402.

Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

Hasle, G.R. & Syvertsen, E.E. (1996). Marine diatoms. In: Identifying Marine Phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 5-385. San Diego: Academic Press.

Jahn, R. & Kusber, W.-H. (2005). Reinstatement of the genus Ceratoneis Ehrenberg and lectotypification of its type specimen: C. closterium Ehrenberg. Diatom Research 20(2): 295-304.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Plinski, M. & Witkowski, A. (2020). Diatoms from the Gulf of Gdansk and surrounding waters (the southern Baltic Sea). pp. [1]-442, incl. 31 SEM pls, 16 photo pls. Gdansk: Gdansk University Press.

Ralph, P.J., McMinn, A., Ryan, K.G. & Ashworth, C. (2005). Short-term effect of temperature on the photokinetics of microalgae from the surface layers of Antarctic pack ice. Journal of Phycology 41: 763-769.

Scott, F.J. & Thomas, D.P. (2005). Diatoms. In: Antarctic marine protists. (Scott, F.J. & Marchant, H.J. Eds), pp. 13-201. Canberra & Hobart: Australian Biological Resources Study; Australian Antarctic Division.

Vanormelingen, P., Vanelslander, B., Sato, S., Gillard, J., Trobajo, R., Sabbe, K. & Vyverman, W. (2013). Heterothallic sexual reproduction in the model diatom Cylindrotheca. European Journal of Phycology 48(1): 93-105.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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Affan, A., Heo, S.-J., Jeon, Y.-J. & Lee, J.-B. (2009). Optimal growth conditions and antioxidative activities of Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 45(6): 1405-1415.
Alcoverro, T., Conte, E. & Mazzella, L. (2000). Production of mucilage by the Adriatic epipelic diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) under nutrient limitation. Journal of Phycology 36: 1087-1095.
Apoya-Horton, M.D., Yin, L., Underwood, G.J.C. & Gretz, M.R. (2006). Movement modalities and responses to environmental changes of the mudflat diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 42: 379-390.
Cartaxana, P., Brotas, V. & Serodio, J. (2008). Effects of two motility inhibitors on the photosynthetic activity of the diatoms Cylindrotheca closterium and Pleurosigma angulatum . Diatom Research 23(1): 65-74.
de Brouwer, J.F.C. & Stal, L.J. (2002). Daily fluctuations of exopolymers in cultures of the benthic diatoms Cylindrotheca closterium and Nitzchia sp. (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 38: 464-472.
Gárate-Lizárraga, I. & Esqueda-Escárcega, G.M. (2016). Proliferation of Falcula hyalina and Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) on copepods in Bahía de La Paz, Gulf of California, Mexico. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 15(1): 197-201.
McLachlan, D.H., Brownlee, C., Taylor, A.R., Geider, R.J. & Underwood, G.J.C. (2009). Light-induced motile responses of the esuarine benthic diatoms Navicula perminuta and Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 45(3): 592-599, 6 figs.
Moreno-Garrido, I., Hampel, M., Lubián, L.M. & Blasco, J. (2003). Marine benthic microalgae Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehremberg) Lewin & Reimann (Bacillariophyceae) as a tool for measuring toxicity of linear alkylbenzenesulfonate (LAS) in sediments. Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 70: 242-247.
Moreno-Garrido, I., Hampel, M., Lubián, L.M. & Blasco, J. (2003). Sediment toxicity tests using benthic marine microalgae Cylindrotheca closterium (Ehremberg) Lewin & Reimann (Bacillariophyceae). Ecotox. Environ. Safe 54: 290-295.
Morris, E.P. & Kromkamp, J.C. (2003). Influence of temperature on the relationship between oxygen- and fluorescence-based estimates of photosynthetic parameters in a marine benthic diatom (Cylindrotheca closterium). European Journal of Phycology 38(2): 133-142.
Radic, T.M., Cackovic, A., Penezic, A., Dautovic, J., Loncar, J., Omanovic, D., Juraic, K. & Llubesic, Z. (2020 '2021'). Physiological and morphological response of marine diatom Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) exposed to Cadmium. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology 56(1): 24-36.
Staats, N., de Winder, B., Stal, L.J. & Mur, L.R. (1999). Isolation and characterization of extracellular polysacharides from the epipelic diatoms Cylindrotheca closterium and Navicula salinarum. European Journal of Phycology 34: 161-169, 6 figs, 5 tables.
Van Bergeijk, S.A., Van der Zee, C., & Stal, L.J. (2003). Uptake and excretion of dimethylsulphonioproprionate is driven by salinity changes in the marine benthic diatom Cylindrotheca closterium. European Journal of Phycology 38: 341-349.
Wang, S., Sirbu, D., Thomsen, L., Kuhnert, N., Ullrich, M.S. & Thomsen, C. (2019). Comparative lipidomic studies of Scenedesmus sp. (Chlorophyceae) and Cylindrotheca closterium (Bacillariophyceae) reveal their differences in lipid production under nitrogen starvation. Journal of Phycology 55(6): 1246-1257.

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