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Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Cleve) Heiden 1928

Publication details
Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Cleve) Heiden in Heiden & Kolbe 1928: 672

Published in: Heiden, H. & Kolbe, R.W. (1928). Die marinen Diatomeen der Deutschen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Deutsche Südpolar Expedition 8 (Botany): 447-715.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia is Pseudo-nitzschia seriata (Cleve) H.Peragallo.

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

Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve

Type information
Type locality: Atlantic Ocean; Spitsbergen; Sweden (Index Nominum Algarum). Neotype: Fixed material of the culture "Laeso 5" has been deposited at the Botanical Museum, University of Copenhagen as number A2380. (epitype) S (Lundholm et al 2006: 467). Notes: Neotype: Slide labeled "Nitzschia delicatissima, Helder 7/5-97" in P.T. Cleve's handwriting in the Swedish Museum of Natural History (S), section of Botany. ITS1, 5.8S and ITS2 of the nuclear-encoded rDNA of the epitype have been sequenced and deposited at GenBank with accesssion number AY257849.

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), very delicate.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Homoeocladia delicatissima (Cleve) Meunier
Nitzschia delicatissima Cleve 1897

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nitzschia actydrophila Hasle 1965

Usage notes
Harmful species (Lassus et al. 2017).

General environment
This is a marine species.

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Key references
Amato, A., Orsini, L., D'Alelio, D. & Montresor, M. (2005). Life cycle, size reduction patterns, and ultrastructure of the pennate planktonic diatom Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima (Bacillariophyceae) . Journal of Phycology 41: 542-556.

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.

Churro, C.I., Carreira Cátia, C., Rodrigues, F.J., Craveiro, S.C., Calado, A.J., Casteleyn, G. & Lundholm, N. (2009). Diversity and abundance of potentially toxic Pseudo-nitzschia Peragallo in Aveiro coastal lagoon, Portugal and description of a new variety, P. pungens var. aveirensis var. nov. Diatom Research 24(1): 35-62.

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.

Jameson, I. & Hallegraeff, G.M. (2010). Planktonic diatoms. In: Algae of Australia. Phytoplankton of temperate waters. (Hallegraeff, G.M., Bolch, C.J.S., Hill, D.R.A., Jameson, I, LeRoi, J.-M., McMinn, A., Murray, S., de Salas, M.F. & Saunders, K. Eds), pp. 16-82. Canberra & Melbourne: ABRS; CSIRO Publishing.

Larsen, J. & Nguyen-Ngoc, L. [eds.] (2004). Potentially toxic microalgae of Vietnamese waters. Opera Botanica 140: 5-216. [in English and Vietnamese]

Lassus, P., Chomérat, N., Hess, P. & Nézan, E. (2017 '2016'). Toxic and harmful microalgae of the World Ocean. Micro-algues toxiques et nuisibles de l'Océan Mondial. IOC Manuals and guides, 68 (Bilingual English/French). pp. 1-523, 54 pls. Denmark: International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae/ Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.

Lim, H.C., Tan, S.N., Teng, S.T., Lundholm, N., Orive, E., David, H., Quijano-Scheggia, S., Leong. S.C.Y., Wolf, M., Bates, S.S., Lim, P.T. & Leaw, C.P. (2018). Phylogeny and species delineation in the marine diatom Psudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) using cox1, LSU, and ITS rRNA genes: a perspective in character evolution. Journal of Phycology 54(2): 234-248.

Lim, H.C., Teng, S.T., Lim, P.T., Wolf, M. & Leaw, C.P. (2016). 18S rDNA phylogeny of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) inferred from sequence-structure infomation. Phycologia 55(2): 134-146.

Lundholm, N., Moestrup, O., Kotaki, Y., Hoef-Emden, K., Scholin, C. & Miller, P. (2006). Inter- and intraspecific variation of the Pseudo-nitzschia delicatissima-complex (Bacillariophyceae) illustrated by rRNA probes, morphological data and phylogenetic analyses. Journal of Phycology 42: 464-481.

Moschandreou, K.K. & Nikolaidis, G. (2010). The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in Greek coastal waters. Botanica Marina 53(2): 159-172.

Moschandreou, K.K., Baxevanis, A.D., Katikou, P., Papaefthimiou, D., Nikolaidis, G. & Abatzopoulos, T.J. (2012). Inter- and intra-specific diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in the northeastern Mediterranean. European Journal of Phycology 47(3): 321-339.

Prisholm, K., Moestrup, O. & Lundholm, N. (2002). Taxonomic notes on the marine diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia in the Andaman Sea near the island of Phuket, Thailand, with a a description of Pseusdo-nitzschia micropora sp. nov.. Diatom Research 17(1): 153-175.

Rivera-Vilarelle, M., Quijano-Scheggia, S., Olivos-Ortiz, A., Gavino-Rodriguez, J, H., Castro-Ochoa, F. & Reyes-Herrera, A. (2013). The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in Manzanillo and Santiago Bays, Colima, Mexico. Botanica Marina 56(4): 357-373.

Stonik, I,V., Orlova, T.Y. & Lundholm, N. (2011). Diversity of Pseudo-nitzschia H. Peragallo from the western North Pacific. Diatom Research 26(1): 121-134.

Teng, S.T., Leaw, C.P., Lim, H.C. & Lim, P.T. (2013). The genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in Malaysia, including new records and a key to species inferred from morphology-based phylogeny. Botanica Marina 56(4): 375-398.

Thessen, A.E., Dortch, Q., Parsons, M.L. & Morrison, W. 2005 (2005). Effect of salinity on Pseudo-nitzschia species (Bacillariophyceae) growth and distribution . Journal of Phycology 41: 21-29.

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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