Alexandrium minutum Halim

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Alexandrium minutum

A = Cell; B&C = 1'-plate with ventral pore(=arrow). A-C DIC, D=Cyst (BF) (courtesy of Anna Godhe)

Photographer/artist Mats Kuylenstierna

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Title
Alexandrium minutum
Photographer/artist
Mats Kuylenstierna
Copyright holder
Maria Kuylenstierna
Institute
University of Gothenburg, Marine botany
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Caption
A = Cell; B&C = 1'-plate with ventral pore(=arrow). A-C DIC, D=Cyst (BF) (courtesy of Anna Godhe)
Image galleries
Kuylenstierna, Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Characteristic 1'-plate with ventral pore, narrow 6''
Other remarks
Toxic
Distribution: Widely
Harmfulness, IOC
This species is included in the IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae.
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 17-29 µm
Resting spore
+
Culture collections
SCCAP
The Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae and Protozoa at the University of Copenhagen
More info at http://www.sccap.dk.
Strains: K-0991, K-0993, K-0994, K-0992
Literature
Balech, E. 1989. Redescription of Alexandrium minutum Halim (Dinophyceae) type species of the genus Alexandrium. Phycologia. 28: 206-211.
Bolch, C. J., Blackburn, S.I., Cannon, J.A. & Hallegraeff, G.M. 1991. The resting cyst of the red-tide dinoflagellate Alexandrium minutum (Dinophyceae). Phycologia., 30: 215-219.
Steidinger, K. A. & Tangen, K. 1996. Dinoflagellates. In: Tomas, C. R. (ed.) Identifying marine diatoms and dinoflagellates. Academic Press, Inc., San Diego, p. 387-584.

Biovolumes

Species Alexandrium minutum
Author Halim 1960
Division DINOPHYTA (PYRROPHYTA)
Class Dinophyceae
Order GONYAULACALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape rotational ellipsoid
Formula p/6*d^2*l
Size class 1 2
Unit cell cell
Size range 23-25 26-29
Length(l1), µm 24.0 27.0
Diameter(d1), µm 24.0 28.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1 1
Calculated volume, µm3 7 235 11 078
Comment 6 6
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 909 1 356

Source

Olenina, I., Hajdu, S., Edler, L., Andersson, A., Wasmund, N., Busch, S., Göbel, J., Gromisz, S., Huseby, S., Huttunen, M., Jaanus, A., Kokkonen, P., Ledaine, I. and Niemkiewicz, E. 2006 Biovolumes and size-classes of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea HELCOM Balt.Sea Environ. Proc. No. 106, 144pp. (PDF),
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