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Melosira varians C.Agardh

Classification:
Empire Eukaryota
Kingdom Chromista
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Subphylum Coscinodiscophytina
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Subclass Melosirophycidae
Order Melosirales
Family Melosiraceae
Genus Melosira

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Melosira varians C.Agardh
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, Site A, estuary, 400x, DIC. 14 Mar 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira varians C.Agardh
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, Site 3, creek rock, 1000x, DIC. 10 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira varians C.Agardh
Kingston, Washington, USA; Carpenter Creek watershed, Site A, estuary, 1000x, DIC. 31 Jan 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Melosira varians C.Agardh
Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 400x, DIC. 16 Mar 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

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Melosira varians C.Agardh Seattle, Washington, USA; ship canal, 400x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Melosira varians C.Agardh 1827: 628

Published in: Agardh, C.A. (1827). Aufzählung einiger in den östreichischen Ländern gefundenen neuen Gattungen und Arten von Algen, nebst ihrer Diagnostik und beigefügten Bemerkungen. Flora oder Botanische Zeitung, Regensburg 10(no. 40 of the second volume): 625-640.
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Melosira is Melosira nummuloides C.Agardh.

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lysigonium varians (C.Agardh) De Toni 1892

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: "Ad Carlsbad in fluvio Tepl." [Teplá River, Karlovy Vary, Bohemia, Czech Republic] (Agardh 1827: 628).

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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.

Cleve-Euler, A. (1951). Die Diatomeen von Schweden und Finnland. [TeilI. I. Centricae]. Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar, ser. IV 2(1): 1-163, 6 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.

Edlund, M.B., Williams, R.M. & Soninkhishig, N. (2003). The planktonic diatom diversity of ancient Lake Hovsgol, Mongolia. Phycologia 42: 232-260.

Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Lange-Bertalot, H. (2013). Diatomeen im Süßwasser—Benthos von Mitteleuropa. Bestimmungsflora Kieselalgen für die ökologische Praxis. Über 700 der häufigsten Arten und ihre Ökologie. pp. [1]-908, 133 pls. Königstein: Koeltz Scientific Books.

Houk, V. (2003). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part. I. Melosiraceae, Orthoseiraceae, Paraliaceae and Aulacoseiraceae. Czech Phycology Supplement 1: 1-27, plus pls I-XLI [1-41].

Houk, V. & Klee, R. (2007). Atlas of freshwater centric diatoms with a brief key and descriptions. Part II. Melosiraceae and Aulacoseiraceae (Supplement of Part I). Fottea 7(2): 85-108, plus pl. XLII-CXIV.

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.

Joh, G. (2010). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 3, Number 1. Chrysophyta: Bacillariophyceae: Centrales. Freshwater diatoms I. pp. [1-6], 1-161, figs 1-105. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

John, J. (2016). Diatoms from Stradbroke and Fraser Islands, Australia: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 1. pp. [1]-377, 258 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

John, J. (2018). Diatoms from Tasmania: taxonomy and biogeography. The diatom flora of Australia Volume 2. pp. [1]-656, 351 figs. Schmitten - Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Khursevich, G. & Kociolek, J.P. (2012). A preliminary, worldwide inventory of the extinct, freshwater fossil diatoms from the orders Thalassiosirales, Stephanodiscales, Paraliales, Aulacoseirales, Melosirales, Coscinodiscales, and Biddulphiales. Nova Hedwigia Beiheft 141: 315-364, no figs.

Kobayashi, H., Idei, M., Mayama, S., Nagumo, T. & Osada, K. (2006). Kobayashi hiromu keiso zukan. H.Kobayasi's atlas of Japanese diatoms based on electron microscopy. dai 1kan. pp. [1]-531, 180 pls. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Kulikovskiy, M., Glushchenko, A.M., Kuznetsova, I.V. & Genkal, S.I. (2016). [Identification book of diatoms from Russia]. pp. [1]-804, 165 pls. Yaroslavl: Filigran. [in Russian]

Lange-Bertalot, H., Hofmann, G., Werum, M. & Cantonati, M. (2017). Freshwater benthic diatoms of Central Europe: over 800 common species used in ecological assessments. English edition with updated taxonomy and added species (Cantonati, M. et al. eds). pp. [1]-942, 135 pls. Schmitten-Oberreifenberg: Koeltz Botanical Books.

Metzeltin, D. & García-Rodríguez, F. (2003). Las diatomeas uruguayas. pp. [1]-210, 74 pls. Uruguay: DIRAC Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República.

O'Meara, E. (1875). Report on the Irish Diatomaceae. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Series 2 2: 235-425, pls 26-34.

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

Qi, Y.Z. (1995). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis. Tomus IV Bacillariophyta Centicae. pp. [i-viii], i-v, 1-104, 9 pls. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese with some English keys]

Reavie, E.D. & Kireta, A.R. (2015). Centric, araphid and eunotioid diatoms of the coastal Laurentian Great Lakes. Sampling, taxonomic descriptions and environmental characteristics. Bibliotheca Diatomologica 62: [1]-184, 49 pls.

Reichardt, E. (2018). Die Diatomeen im Gebiet der Stadt Treuchtlingen. pp. [1]-576 (Band 1); 579-1184 (Band 2), incl 451 pls. München: Bayerische Botanische Gesellschaft [Selbstverlag der Gesellschaft].

Roberts, S., Sabater, S. & Beardall, J. (2004). Benthic microalgal colonization in streams of differing riparian cover and light availability . Journal of Phycology 40: 1004-1012.

Sims, P.A. (ed.) (1996). An atlas of British diatoms arranged by B. Hartley based on illustrations by H.G. Barber and J.R. Carter. pp. [2], 1-601, incl. 290 pls. Bristol: Biopress Ltd.

Solak, C.N. & Kulikovskiy, M. (2013). Species composition and distribution of centric diatoms from Türkmen Mountain (Sakarya River Basin/Turkey). Turkish Journal of Botany 37: 589-596.

Villac, M.C., Kaczmarska, I. & Ehrman, J.M. (2016). Diatoms from ship ballast sediments (with consideration of a few additional species of special interest). Diatom Monographs 18: [1]-557, 235 pls.

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References
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Crawford, R.M. (1971). The fine structure of the frustule of Melosira varians C.A. Agardh. British Phycological Journal 6: 175-186, 28 figs.
Crawford, R.M. (1978). The taxonomy and classification of the diatom genus Melosira C. A. Agardh. III. Melosira lineata (Dillw.) C. A. Ag. and M. varians C. A. Ag.. Phycologia 17: 237-250, 38 figs.
Jewson, D. H. (1993). Size and sexual reproduction of the centric diatom Melosira varians C. A. Ag. in Lough Neagh. Irish Naturalists' Journal 24: 253-254.
Tippit, D.H., McDonald, K.L. & Pickett-Heaps, J.D. (1975). Cell division in the centric diatom Melosira varians. Cytobiologie 12: 52-73.
von Stosch, H.A. (1951). Entwicklungsgeschichtliche Untersuchengen an zentrischen Diatomeen I. Die auxosporenbildung von Melosira varians. Archiv für Mikrobiologie 16: 101-135.

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