Taxon Account

Cyclotella (F.T. Kützing) A. de Brébisson; 1838; 19

Key references

Håkansson H. 2002. A compilation and evaluation of species in the genera Stephanodiscus, Cyclostephanos and Cyclotella with a new genus in the family Stephanodiscaceae. Diatom Research. 17(1): 1-139.

Morphology

Valves circular.

Valve mantle not distinctive in many species.

Ornamentation between the central area and the marginal area of the valve face differs. Areolae present or absent in the valve centre, scattered in the valve centre of some species, grouped and forming lines in the outer region of the valve face. Central area flat or tangentially undulate.

A ring of marginal fultoportulae with a single rimoportula positioned on a costa.

Many disc-shaped plastids.

Cells solitary or forming filamentous colonies.

Produce chitin-threats through the fultoportulae to reduce sinking rate.

Literature

References are given in chronological order.

Reference
Citation
Brébisson, A. de. 1838. Considérations sur les Diatomées et essai d'une classification des genres et des espèces appartenant à cette famille. Brée l'Ainé Imprimeur-Libraire, Falaise. 22 pp.. Morphology; Taxonomy
Round F.E. 1970. The delineation of the genera Cyclotella and Stephanodiscus by light microscopy transmission and reflecting electron microscopy. Beihefte zur Nova Hedwigia. 31: 591-604. Morphology; Illustrations
Håkansson, H. and Carter, J.R. 1990. An interpetation of Hustedt's terms "Schattenlinie", "Perlenreihe" and "Hocker" using specimens of the Cyclotella radiosa-complex, C. distinguenda Hust., and C. cyclopuncta nov. sp. Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science 97(4):153-156.. Morphology; Illustrations
Håkansson, H. 1990. A comparison of Cyclotella krammeri sp. nov. and C. schumannii Håkansson stat. nov. with similar species. Diatom Research 5(2):261-271.. Morphology; Illustrations
Håkansson, H. 1990. Cyclotella tripartita nov. sp. (Bacillariophyceae) and the relationship to similar taxa. M. Ricard (ed.), Ouvrage dédié à la Mémoire du Professeur Henry Germain (1903-1989). Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein. 75-82 pp; 2 pls Morphology; Type Illustration; Taxonomy
Wunsam S., Schmidt R., Klee R. 1995. Cyclotella-taxa (Bacillariophyceae) in lakes of the Alpine region and their relationship to environmental variables. Aquatic Sciences. 57(4): 360-386. Ecology
Håkansson H. 2002. A compilation and evaluation of species in the genera Stephanodiscus, Cyclostephanos and Cyclotella with a new genus in the family Stephanodiscaceae. Diatom Research. 17(1): 1-139. ; Morphology; Taxonomy; Illustrations
Kiss K.T., Klee R., Ector L., Ács E. 2012. Centric diatoms of large rivers and tributaries in Hungary: morphology and biogeographic distribution. Acta Botanica Croatica. 71(2): 1-53. Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations
Reavie E.D., Kireta A.R. 2015. Centric, Araphid and Eunotioid Diatoms of the Coastal Laurentian Great Lakes. 62. Bibliotheca Diatomologica. 184 pp Morphology; Ecology; Illustrations
Katrantsiotis C., Risberg J., Norström E., Holmgren K. 2016. Morphological study of Cyclotella distinguenda with a description of a new fossil species Cyclotella paradistinguenda sp. nov. from the Agios Floros fen, SW Peloponnese, Greece in relation to other Cyclotella species. Diatom Research. 31(3): 243-267. Morphology; Illustrations; Taxonomy
This page should be cited as:

Cyclotella (F.T. Kützing) A. de Brébisson; 1838; 19. In: Jüttner I., Carter C., Chudaev D., Cox E.J., Ector L., Jones V., Kelly M.G., Kennedy B., Mann D.G., Turner J. A., Van de Vijver B., Wetzel C.E., Williams D.M.. Freshwater Diatom Flora of Britain and Ireland. Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. Available online at https://naturalhistory.museumwales.ac.uk/diatoms/browsespecies.php?-recid=3696. [Accessed:  ].

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