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Thalassionema nitzschioides

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Domain  Eukaryota
Class  Bacillariophyceae
Family  Thalassionemataceae
Rank  Species
Superphylum  Heterokonta
Order  Thalassionematales
Genus  Thalassionema
Thalassionema nitzschioides Thalassionema nitzschioides Grunow Grunow ex Hustedt 1932
Similar  Rhizosolenia, Coscinodiscus, Chaetoceros, Bacteriastrum, Thalassiosira weissflogii

Thalassionema nitzschioides is a type of phytoplankton belonging to the pennate diatom group.

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Characteristics

Thalassionema nitzschioides Thalassionema nitzschioides Grunow Mereschkowsky Algaebase
  • Length (apical axis): 10 - 110 μm
  • Width: 2 - 4 μm
  • Height: 3 - 8 μm
  • Marginal areolae: 10 - 12 in 10 μm
  • Thalassionema nitzschioides are a yellow brown color.

    Thalassionema nitzschioides Thalassionema nitzschioides

    Their cells are straight and linear and they connect to form zigzagging chains. The cells are rectangular shaped, with rounded ends, and the cells are connected at the ends of each other. “Sometimes an apical spine is present and the marginal ornamentation is visible as ribs.”

    Global Distribution

    Thalassionema nitzschioides httpswwweoasubccaresearchphytoplanktondia

    Thalassionema nitzschioides can be found all over the world except in polar regions along shallow coastal ocean waters. They occur all year round with higher concentrations in the spring and are usually found in high concentrations. Salinity and temperature conditions for optimal growth rate are 12-38 PPT and 15°C respectively.

    Thalassionema nitzschioides EOS Phytoplankton Encyclopedia Project

    References

    Thalassionema nitzschioides Wikipedia


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