Micromonas pusilla (Butcher) Manton & Parke, 1960

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Micromonas pusilla

Photographer/artist Bengt Karlson

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Title
Micromonas pusilla
Photographer/artist
Bengt Karlson
Copyright holder
Bengt Karlson
Copyright stamp
Bengt Karlson
Institute
Dept. of Marine botany, University of Gothenburg
Contributing organisation
University of Gothenburg
Contributor
Bengt Karlson
Geographic area
Skagerrak - Swedish coast
License
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported
Technique
SEM Scanning Electron Microscopy
Preservation
Not described
Stain
Sputter coated
Image galleries
Skagerrak-Kattegat

Description

IDs in other systems
Tropic type
A
Morphology
Small pear-shaped cell with one pyrenoid. Flagellum with terminal microtubles. Characteristic swiming-pattern
Other remarks

Distribution: Worldwide
Life form
Solitary
Size
Length 1-3 µm
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-0023, K-0024
Literature
Manton, I. & Parke, M. 1960. Further observations on small green flagellates with special reference to possible relatives of Chromulina pusilla Butcher. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 39: 275-298
Throndsen, J. 1993. The planktonic marine flagellates. In: (Tomas eds.) Marine Phytoplankton: a guide to naked flagellates and coccolithophorids. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 7-145.

Biovolumes

Species Micromonas pusilla
Author (Butcher) Manton & Parke 1960
Division CHLOROPHYTA
Class Prasinophyceae (Micromonadophyceae)
Order MAMIELLALES
Trophy AU
Geometric shape rotational ellipsoid
Formula p/6*d^2*l
Size class 1
Unit cell
Size range 1-3
Length(l1), µm 2.0
Diameter(d1), µm 1.0
No. of cells/counting unit 1
Calculated volume, µm3 1.0
Calculated Carbon pg/counting unit 0.2

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),
PEG_BVOL.zip

Change History

  • 2012-05-14 21:11:24 Bengt Karlson - Updated media metadata for Micromonas pusilla_2.jpg
  • 2012-05-14 21:10:41 Bengt Karlson - Added media: Micromonas pusilla_2.jpg