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Species Composition and New Records of Diatom Taxa on Phyllodictyon pulcherrimum (Chlorophyceae) from the Gulf of California

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Departamento Académico de Ciencias Marinas y Costeras, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Carretera al Sur, km. 5.5, La Paz C.P. 23080, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Departamento Plancton y Ecología Marina, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias Marinas, Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional S/N, Col. Playa Palo de Santa Rita, La Paz C.P. 23096, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Departamento Académico de Economía, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Carretera al Sur, km. 5.5, La Paz C.P. 23080, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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Diversity 2020, 12(9), 339; https://doi.org/10.3390/d12090339
Received: 18 July 2020 / Revised: 28 August 2020 / Accepted: 2 September 2020 / Published: 4 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Taxonomy, Ecology and Biogeography of Diatoms)
A taxonomic analysis of diatoms found on Phyllodictyon pulcherrimum yielded a total of 244 diatom taxa (all illustrated) within 27 orders, 45 families, and 86 genera. The Taxa were briefly documented in a list including identification references and morphometric data. Thirty-eight of the taxa identified at the species and infraspecific levels represent new records for the coasts of Mexico. Seven were recorded for the first time on the American continent: Auricula flabelliformis, A. pulchra, Campylodiscus scalaris, Coscinodiscus mesoleius, Dimeregramma fulvum, Navicula palpebralis var. angulosa, and Seminavis barbarae, and one, Nitzschia fusiformis, for the Pacific Ocean. This is the second record of the chlorophyte P. pulcherrimum in the north Pacific and the third for Mexican waters. The results confirm that surveying rare macroalgae species as hosts for epiphytic diatoms provides opportunities to seek new records of diatom taxa, or even new taxa, in regions around the world. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bacillariophyta; epiphytes; floristics; Gulf of California; new records Bacillariophyta; epiphytes; floristics; Gulf of California; new records
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López-Fuerte, F.O.; Siqueiros Beltrones, D.A.; Altamirano-Cerecedo, M.d.C. Species Composition and New Records of Diatom Taxa on Phyllodictyon pulcherrimum (Chlorophyceae) from the Gulf of California. Diversity 2020, 12, 339. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12090339

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López-Fuerte FO, Siqueiros Beltrones DA, Altamirano-Cerecedo MdC. Species Composition and New Records of Diatom Taxa on Phyllodictyon pulcherrimum (Chlorophyceae) from the Gulf of California. Diversity. 2020; 12(9):339. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12090339

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López-Fuerte, Francisco O., David A. Siqueiros Beltrones, and María d.C. Altamirano-Cerecedo. 2020. "Species Composition and New Records of Diatom Taxa on Phyllodictyon pulcherrimum (Chlorophyceae) from the Gulf of California" Diversity 12, no. 9: 339. https://doi.org/10.3390/d12090339

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