Cylindrotheca sp.

Super Group: 
Eukaryota
Phylum: 
Bacillariophyta
Class: 
Bacillariophyceae
Order: 
Bacillariales
Family: 
Bacillariaceae
Authority: 
Rabenhorst, 1859

Diagnosis

Cylindrotheca cells are solitary and are characteristically needle-like, thin and elongated in shape. The ends of the cell tend to be drawn out from the center part. The frustules are only lightly silicified. The valves, including the keel and raphe canal, wrap around each other, forming a twisted frustule. As a result of the strong twist of the raphe system, the cells rotate and twirl as they move. The girdle bands are narrow and numerous.

 

Ecology

Cylindrotheca is a genus characteristic of high alkalinity habitats. 

Observation site(s)

HOSTS

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Association with... Region origin Name of site In reference...
Galeidiniium rugatum Asia Mecherchar Island
Tamura M, Shimada S, Horiguchi T (2005) GALEIDINIIUM RUGATUM GEN. ET SP. NOV. (DINOPHYCEAE), A NEW COCCOID DINOFLAGELLATE WITH A DIATOM ENDOSYMBIONT1. Journal of Phycology 41:658 - 671. doi: 10.1111/(ISSN)1529-881710.1111/jpy.2005.41.issue-310.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.00085.x

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