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Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866

Publication details
Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1866: 65, pl. IV: fig. III

Published in: Reinsch, P.F. (1866). Die Algenflora des mittleren Theiles von Franken (des Keupergebietes mit den angrenzenden Partien des jurassischen Gebietes) enthaltend die vom Autor bis jetzt in diesen Gebieten beobachteten Susswasseralgen und die Diagnosen und Abbildungen von ein und funfzig vom Autor in diesem gebiete entdeckten neuen Arten und drei neuen Gattungen. Abhandlungen der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft zu Nürnberg 3(2): 1-238, pls I-XIII.
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Type species
A type species for this genus does not appear to have been designated.

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

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.

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
Das, D. & Keshri, J.P. (2012). Coccal green algae from Bitang-cho Lake (a high altitude lake in Eastern Himalaya). Indian Hydrobiology 15(2): 171-182.

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.

Hindák, F. (1988). Studies on the chlorococcal algae (Chlorophyceae). IV. Biologické Práce 34(1/2): 1-264.

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.

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.

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.

Tsarenko, P.M. & John, D.M. (2011). Order Sphaeropleales sensu lato [Phylum Chlorophyta]. In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 419-475. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Tsarenko, P.M. (2011). Sphaeropleales. In: Algae of Ukraine: diversity, nomenclature, taxonomy, ecology and geography. Volume 3: Chlorophyta. (Tsarenko, P.M., Wasser, S.P. & Nevo, E. Eds), pp. 280-355. Ruggell: A.R.A. Gantner Verlag K.-G..

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Krienitz, L., Klein, G. & Böhm, H. (1985). Zur Morphologie und Ultrastruktur von Selenastrum gracile Reinsch 1867 (Chlorellales). Archiv für Protistenkunde 130: 79-92.

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