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The cyst-motile stage relationship of three Protoperidinium species from south-east coast of Iran


Attaran-Fariman, G and Khodami, S and Bolch, CJS, The cyst-motile stage relationship of three Protoperidinium species from south-east coast of Iran, Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences, 10, (1) pp. 1-12. ISSN 1562-2916 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Resting cyst and motile thecate cell stages of three heterotrophic Protoperidinium oblongum, Protoperidinium sp and Protoperidinium claudicans were assessed. Cysts were isolated from sediment collected from southeast coast of Iran. Individual live cysts were incubated under optimal conditions for germination. Results showed that Protoperidinium oblongum cysts were pentagonal smooth walled and three cysts of this species were identified from Iranian sediment. The germinated cell of P. oblongum was colourless and elongated pentagonal in shape. P. claudican theca cell has a pointed antapical horn with a four sided apical plate. Protoperidinium sp. had dark brown pentagonal cyst. Its germinated cell differed from other Protoperidinium species. Two divergent distally antapical horns formed 90 between the horn and Posterio-lateral of main body edge, thus, comprising a unique species in the Protoperidinium genus. This kind of antapical horn has not been previously reported among Protoperidinium spp.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:phytoplankton, Protoperidinium, taxonomy, cyst, germinated cell, sediment, Chabahar bay, Iran
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, CJS (Associate Professor Christopher Bolch)
ID Code:74098
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2011-11-11
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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