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Olisthodiscus luteus N.Carter 1937

Publication details
Olisthodiscus luteus N.Carter 1937: 19, pl. 3: figs 25-40; pl. 8: figs 19-24

Published in: Carter, N. (1937). New or interesting algae from brackish water. Archiv für Protistenkunde 90: 1-68.

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

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

Type information
Type locality: Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England (Index Nominum Algarum). Type: brackish water pond. (Index Nominum Algarum Notes: Lectotype: illustration of a single cell in plate 3, fig. 29 in Carter 1937 (Barcyte et al., 2021: 1114).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), yellow.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

Taxonomic notes
"Another thing I noticed in the list, you have Olisthodiscus luteus as a synonym of Heterosigma. That is what people believed from 1969 to 1983 when true Olistodiscus luteus was found in Japan (I think it was reported for the first time in the abstracts from the first phycological congress in Newfoundland). We also found it in Denmark and have both Heterosigma akashiwo and Olisthidiscus luteus in SCCAP. They are very different and actually belong to different classes but forget about that for moment, it has not been published yet! Just include Nellie Carter's nice species Olisthodiscus luteus in the Raphidophycae. It is a beautiful flat species (just as she described it) which swims along the bottom like a ray (without rotating), while Haterosigma akashiwo is a planktonic species which rotates all the time. It is barely flattened." Ø. Moestrup, e-mail 18 November 2013. - (19 Nov 2013) - M.D. Guiry

Usage notes
Harmful species

General environment
This is a brackish species.

Detailed distribution with sources (Click to Load)

Key references
Barcyte, D., Eikrem, W., Engesmo, A., Seoane, S., Wohlmann, J., Horák, A., Yurchenko,T. & Eliás, M. (2021). Olisthodiscus represents a new class of Ochrophyta. Journal of Phycology 57(4): 1094-1118.

Chrétiennot-Dinet, M.-J. (1990). Atlas du phytoplancton marin. Volume III: Chlorarachnophycées, Chlorophycées, Chrysophycées, Cryptophycées, Euglénophycées, Eustigmatophycées, Prasinophycées, Prymnesiophycées, Rhodophycées et Tribophycées Avec la collaboration de Chantal Billard et Alain Sournia. pp. [1]-261. Paris: Éditions du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 15, quai Anatole France - 75700 Paris.

Grant, B., Waller, R.F., Clementson, L.A. & Wetherbee, R. (2013). Psammamonas australis gen. et sp. nov. (Raphidophyceae), a new dimorphic, sand-dwelling alga. Phycologia 52(1): 57-64.

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

Hulburt, E.M. (1965). Flagellates from brackish waters in the vicinity of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Journal of Phycology 1(2): 87-94.

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

Throndsen, J. (1996). The planktonic marine flagellates. In: Identifying marine phytoplankton. (Tomas, C.R. Eds), pp. 591-730. San Diego: Academic Press.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 13 October 2021 by G.M. Guiry

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Gibbs, S.P., Chu, L.L. & Magnussen, C. (1980). Evidence that Olisthodiscus luteus is a member of the Chrysophyceae. Phycologia 19: 173-177, 1 table.
Inouye, I, Hara, Y. & Chihara, M. (1992). Further observations on Olisthodiscus luteus (Raphidophyceae, Chromophyta): the flagellar apparatus ultrastructure. Japanese Journal of Phycology 40: 333-348.
Leadbeater, B.S.C. (1969). A fine structural study of Olisthodiscus luteus Carter. British Phycological Journal 4: 3-17, 26 figs.
Lüttke, A. (1979). Induction of colony formation in Olisthodiscus luteus Carter. British Phycological Journal 14: 131-140, 8 figs, 2 tables.
Magnussen, C. & Gibbs, S.P. (1980). Note: Behavior of chloroplast ER during chloroplast division in Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysophyceae). Journal of Phycology 16: 303-305, 1 fig.
Patterson, G.W. & Vanvalkenburg, S.D. (1990). Sterols of Dictyocha fibula (Chrysophyceae) and Olisthodiscus luteus (Raphidophyceae). Journal of Phycology 26: 484-489.
Rizzo, P.J. & Burghardt, R.C. (1983). Isolation of nuclei from the unicellular alga Olisthodiscus luteus (Chloromonadophyceae). Journal of Phycology 19: 348-351, 3 figs, 1 table.
Tomas, C.R. (1978). Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysphyceae) I. Effects of salinity and temperature on growth, motility and survival. Journal of Phycology 14: 309-313, 5 figs, 1 table.
Tomas, C.R. (1978). Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysophyceae) II. Formation and survival of a benthic stage. Journal of Phycology 14: 314-319, 14 figs, 2 tables.
Tomas, C.R. (1979). Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysophyceae). III. Uptake and utilization of nitrogen and phosphorus. Journal of Phycology 15: 5-12, 7 figs, 3 tables.
Tomas, C.R. (1980). Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysophyceae). IV. Effects of light intensity and temperature on photosynthesis, and cellular composition. Journal of Phycology 16: 149-156, 7 figs, 1 table.
Tomas, C.R. (1980). Olisthodiscus luteus (Chrysophyceae). V. Its occurrence, abundance and dynamics in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Journal of Phycology 16: 157-166, 6 figs, 3 tables.

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