Mass Development of Marine Benthic Sarcinochrysidales (Chrysophyceae s.l.) in Corsica

L. Hoffmann, C. Billard, M. Janssens, M. Leruth,  and V. Demoulin

Abstract

A mass development of benthic Sarcinochrysidales (Chrysophyceae s.l.), especially of Chrysoreinhardia giraudii comb. nov. (basionym: Tetraspora giraudii) and Nematochrysopsis marina comb. nov. (basionym: Tribonema marinum), is reported from the Corsican coast. Morphology, habitat and seasonal development of these taxa as well as of the less regularly observed Chrysonephos lewisii and of some Chrysophyceae s.l. associated with Chrysoreinhardia giraudii sheaths are presented.

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Botanica Marina publishes high-quality contributions from all of the disciplines of marine botany at all levels of biological organisation from subcellular to ecosystem: chemistry and applications, genomics, physiology and ecology, phylogeny and biogeography. Research involving global or interdisciplinary interest is especially welcome as well as applied science papers dealing with emerging conceptual issues or developing technologies.

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