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Dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments from Tasmania, Australia


Bolch, CJ and Hallegraeff, GM, Dinoflagellate cysts in recent marine sediments from Tasmania, Australia, Botanica Marina, 33, (2) pp. 173-192. ISSN 0006-8055 (1990) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1990 Walter de Gruyter - Berlin - New York

DOI: doi:10.1515/botm.1990.33.2.173


Thirty-four cyst types capable of seeding plankton dinoflagellate populations have been identified in Tasmanian estuarine sediments. The most common cysts were those of Gonyaulax grindleyi, G. spinifera, Gymnodinium catenatum, Gyrodinium sp., Polykrikos schwartzii, Protoperidinium conicum, P. pentagonum, P. subinerme, Scrippsiella spp. and Zygabikodiniwn lenticuiatum. Also common were ovoid to spherical Alexandrium tamarense-like cysts, which lack distinctive taxonomic features and mucilaginous covering. These latter cysts could only be identified by incubation experiments, which produced living cells of Scrippsiella (2 spp.), Gyrodinium sp. and Alexandrium cf. excavatum. While Tasmanian dinoflagellate cyst assemblages resemble those of New South Wales, Australia, and New Zealand, one notable difference is the cyst of the toxic dinoflagellate Gymnodinium catenatum which appears to be confined to south-eastern Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dinoflagellate resting cyst, Tasmania
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Plant biology
Research Field:Phycology (incl. marine grasses)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Bolch, CJ (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
UTAS Author:Hallegraeff, GM (Professor Gustaaf Hallegraeff)
ID Code:111255
Year Published:1990
Web of Science® Times Cited:129
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2016-09-06
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