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Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov 1953

Publication details
Ankistrodesmus gracilis (Reinsch) Korshikov 1953: 305, fig. 267 a-c

Published in: Korshikov, A.A. (1953). Viznachnik prisnovodnihk vodorostey Ukrainsykoi RSR [Vyp] V. Pidklas Protokokovi (Protococcineae). Bakuol'ni (Vacuolales) ta Protokokovi (Protococcales) [The Freshwater Algae of the Ukrainian SSR. V. Sub-Class Protococcineae. Vacuolales and Protococcales]. pp. 1-439. Kyjv [Kiev]: Akad. NAUK URSR.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Ankistrodesmus is Ankistrodesmus fusiformis Corda.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Messastrum gracile (Reinsch) T.S.Garcia

Basionym
Selenastrum gracile Reinsch

Type information
Type locality: Germany: Franken: Regnitz bei Erlangen (Reinsch 1866: 65). Notes: "Holotype: Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866: 65, pl. IV: Fig. III." (Garcia et al. 2016: 4). Epitype (designated by Garcia et al. 2016: 4): "A formaldehyde fixed sample of strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 is deposited at the Botanical Institute at São Paulo, Brazil, under the designation SP 469319." Isotype: "Material of the authentic strain CCMA–UFSCar 622 (Fig. 1), maintained at the Culture Collection of Freshwater Microalgae, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil."

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, slender (Stearn 1973).

Synonym(s)
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
Krienitz et al. (2011: 889) provisionally designate the A. gracilis clade as Ankistrodesmus-like-I clade, suggesting that in the context of future studies, this clade could be designated as new genus. - (15 Nov 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Garcia da Silva, T., Bock, C., Sant'Anna, C.L., Bagatini, I.L., Wodniok, S. & Vierira, A.H. (2016). Selenastraceae (Sphaeropleales, Chlorophyceae): rbcL, 18S rDNA and ITS–2 secondary structure enlightens traditional taxonomy, with description of two new genera, Messastrum gen. nov. and Curvastrum gen. nov. Fottea 17(1): 1-19, 10 figs.

Key references
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.

Fawley, M.W., Dean, M.L., Dimmer, S.K. & Fawley, K.P. (2006). Evaluating the morphospecies concept in the Selenastraceae (Chlorophyceae, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 42: 142-154.

Hindák, F. (1980). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). II. Biologicke Práce 26: 1-195.

Hindák, F. (1984). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae) III. Biologické Práce 30: 1-312.

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]

John, D.M. & Tsarenko, P.M. (2002). Order Chlorococcales. In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 327-409. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Komárek, J. & Fott, B. (1983). Chlorophyceae (Grünalgen) Ordnung: Chlorococcales. Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers. In: Das Phytoplankton des Süsswassers (Die Binnengewässer) XVI. (Huber-Pestalozzi, G. Eds), pp. [1]-x, [1]-1044. Stuttgart: E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlangbuchhandlung (Nägele u. Obermiller).

Komárková-Legnerová, J. (1969). The systematics and ontogenesis of the genera Ankistrodesmus Corda and Monoraphidium gen. nov. In: Studies in Phycology. (Fott, B. Eds), pp. 75-144. Prague: Academia Publishing House of the Czechosolvak Academy of Sciences.

Krienitz, L., Bock, C., Nozaki, H. & Wolf, M. (2011). SSU rRNA gene phylogeny of morphospecies affiliated to the bioassay alga "Selenastrum capricornutum" recoverd the polyphyletic origin of crescent-shaped Chlorophyta. Journal of Phycology 47(4): 880-893, 9 figs, 1 table.

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