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MORPHOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF NAVICULA SCHMASSMANNII AND ITS TRANSFER TO GENUS HUMIDOPHILA

Buczkó, Krisztina and Wojtal, Agata Z. and Beszteri, Bánk and Magyari, Enikő K. (2015) MORPHOLOGY AND DISTRIBUTION OF NAVICULA SCHMASSMANNII AND ITS TRANSFER TO GENUS HUMIDOPHILA. STUDIA BOTANICA HUNGARICA, 46 (1). pp. 25-41. ISSN 0301-7001

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Abstract

A small diatom with a peculiar shape is oft en identifi ed as Navicula schmassmannii in samples collected from alpine lakes and the Arctic region. Due to its characteristic outline, it is relatively well-identifi able, but scanning electron microscope (SEM) confi rmation is essential for proving species identity. Th is species likely has a palaeoecological indicator value of warming climate in mountain lakes, although it is generally a minor component of the diatom assemblages. Here we re-investigate its type material to clarify its identity and taxonomic position. We provide an emended description based on SEM observation, including new information on girdle morphology. Furthermore, another population of N. schmassmannii was studied. Detailed morphological observations using light microscope (LM) and SEM were done on specimens from a sediment core obtained from Lake Brazi in the Southern Carpathian Mountains. Late-glacial and early Holocene populations of the diatom resembling N. schmassmannii showed high morphological variability in comparison with the type material. On the basis of details of type material and the diff erent morphotypes from Lake Brazi, the transfer of N. schmassmannii Hustedt to the genus Humidophila is proposed as H. schmassmannii (Hustedt) Buczkó et Wojtal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > Q1 Science (General) / természettudomány általában
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2015 19:06
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2015 19:06
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/25768

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