Scenedesmus cf. acutus, copyright Proyecto Agua.

Belongs within: Chlorococcales.

The Scenedesmaceae are freshwater, unicellular green algae forming flat or three-dimensional colonies.

Scenedesmaceae [Coelastraceae]A90
|--Crucigenia Morren 1830A90, M70
| |--C. fenestrataM70
| |--C. quadrata Morren 1830M70
| `--C. tetrapedia (Kirchner) West & West 1902M70
|--Coelastrum Nageli in Kutzing 1849A90, M70
| |--C. cambricumRA05
| | |--C. c. var. cambricumRA05
| | `--C. c. var. intermediumRA05
| `--C. microporum Nageli ex Braun 1855M70
`--Scenedesmus Meyen 1829M70
|--S. acuminatus (Lagerheim) Chodat 1902M70
|--S. acutusAH03
|--S. arcuatus Lemmermann 1899M70
|--S. armatusTBA98
|--S. diagonalis Sitzen Fang 1933M70
|--S. dimorphusG64
|--S. duplexG64
|--S. hystrix Lagerheim 1882M70
|--S. microspinaTBA98
|--S. obliquus (Turpin) Kutzing 1833M70
|--S. obtususG64
|--S. opoliensis Richter 1896M70
|--S. protuberansHJ99
|--S. quadricauda (Turpin) De Brebisson 1835M70
| |--S. q. var. quadricaudaM70
| |--S. q. var. dispar (De Brebisson) Smith 1916M70
| `--S. q. var. horridaM70
`--S. vacuolatusOV01

*Type species of generic name indicated


[AH03] Ahlgren, G., & P. Hyenstrand. 2003. Nitrogen limitation effects of different nitrogen sources on nutritional quality of two freshwater organisms, Scenedesmus quadricauda (Chlorophyceae) and Synechococcus sp. (Cyanophyceae). Journal of Phycology 39: 906–917.

[A90] Archibald, P. A. 1990. Soil algae. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 69–96. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

[G64] Gray, J. E. 1864. Handbook of British Water-weeds or Algae. R. Hardwicke: London.

[HJ99] Huisman, J., R. R. Jonker, C. Zonneveld & F. J. Weissing. 1999. Competition for light between phytoplankton species: experimental tests of mechanistic theory. Ecology 80 (1): 211–222.

[M70] Meel, L. van. 1970. Etudes limnologiques en Belgique. VI.—Les méandres de la Durme à Hamme (Province de Flandre Orientale). Bulletin de l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique 46 (13): 1–56.

[OV01] Orosa, M., J. F. Valero, C. Herrero & J. Abalde. 2001. Comparison of the accumulation of astaxanthin in Haematococcus pluvialis and other green microalgae under N-starvation and high light conditions. Biotechnology Letters 23: 1079–1085.

[RA05] Rath, J., & S. P. Adhikary. 2005. A check list of algae from Chilika Lake, Orissa. Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 47: 101–114.

[TBA98] Tukaj, Z., J. Bohdanowicz & A. Aksmann. 1998. A morphometric and stereological analysis of ultrastructural changes in two Scenedesmus (Chlorococcales, Chlorophyta) strains subjected to diesel fuel oil pollution. Phycologia 37 (5): 388–393.

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