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Scrippsiella irregularis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a new dinoflagellate from the southeast coast of Iran


Attaran-Fariman, G and Bolch, CJS, Scrippsiella irregularis sp. nov. (Dinophyceae), a new dinoflagellate from the southeast coast of Iran, Phycologia, 46, (5) pp. 575-582. ISSN 0031-8884 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2216/07-02.1


A new species of Scrippsiella is described by light and electron microscopy from laboratory cultures established from resting cysts collected from the southeast coast of Iran. Comparative morphological analyses and sequencing of the rDNA-ITS and 5.8S rDNA show that the new species, Scrippsiella irregularis sp. nov., is allied to but distinct from Scrippsiella precaria and S. ramonii. Vegetative cells of the new species are similar in size, shape, and plate tabulation to S. precaria; however, the cingulum is equatorially placed, the nucleus is in the hypocone, and the second anterior intercalary plate is larger and rounded rather than diamond-shaped. The resting cysts isolated from sediments and produced in laboratory cultures are spherical to ovoid with numerous pointed to slightly capitate calcareous processes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Marine and estuarine ecology (incl. marine ichthyology)
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Marine biodiversity
UTAS Author:Attaran-Fariman, G (Dr Gilan Attaran-Fariman)
UTAS Author:Bolch, CJS (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
ID Code:50469
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:15
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-24

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