Microalgal Biology, Evolution and Ecology

Volume dedicated to Professor Frank E. Round

Ed.: Richard M. Crawford; Brian Moss; David G. Mann; Hans R. Preisig

2006. XV, 391 pages, 466 figures, 35 tables, 17 plates, 17x24cm, 950 g
Language: English

(Nova Hedwigia, Beihefte, Beih. 130)

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This special issue, dedicated to Professor Frank Round, contains 25 papers related to the many varying aspects of diatom research and gives an overview about the systematics and ecology of freshwater, marine and fossil diatoms.

Review: Diatom Research (2007) Volume 22 (1) top ↑

Microalgal Biology, Evolution and Ecology begins with a preface about the long and very productive career of Frank E. Round in algal research followed by an extensive list of his publications (176), many of which are of fundamental importance.

The book contains 25 articles related to one of the many varying aspects of diatom research, ranging from morphogenesis and systematics to diatom ecology and stratigraphy, along with several articles on other algal groups. Eleven articles pertain to either morphology or systematics of which 4 describe new species (marked with *) while six articles are related to ecology.

Morphology and Systematics (titles summarized): 1) Species of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia (M.E. Ferrario & S. Licea) 2) Notes of classification of Fragilaria, Synedra and sub-groups (D.M. Williams) 3) * Mastogloia corrugate Kemp & Basson sp. nov. (K.D. Kemp & P.W. Basson) 4) Genus Karayevia with proposal to reject Kolbesia, contains a series of new combinations (L.N. Bukhtiyarova) 5) The transfer of Radialiplicata sol and R. clavigera to Ellerbeckia (R.M. Crawford & P.A. Sims) 6) Raphe loss and spine formation in Diademis glalica (E.J. Cox) 7) *Haloroundia - a new monoraphid diatom (C.A. Diaz & N.I. Maidana) 8) Proboscia truncate - auxospores, initial cells and vegetative cells (R.W. Jordan & R. Ligowski) 9) Pseudauliscus peruvianus lectotypication and systematics of genus (A.K.S.K. Prasad, J.A. Nienow & K.A. Riddle) 10) *Nitzschia bicapitata group and Pseudo-nitzschia with a new species Pseudonitzschia roundii (D.U. Hernández-Becerril & E.M. Diaz-Almeyda) 11) *Mediopyxis helysia gen. nov and sp. nov., includes sequencing and phylogenetic analysis (S.F. Kühn, G. Klein, H. Halliger, P.E. Hargraves & L.K. Medlin)

Ecology (titles summarized): 1) Phytoplankton populations of Bala Lake, Wales (C.M. Happey-Wood) 2) What determines submerged freshwater diatom communities - implications to indices (J. Fisher, C. James & B. Moss) 3) Asterionella formosa seasonal periodicity (B. Sen) 4) Abundance and seasonality of phytoplankton in a Turkish Lake (G. Aykulu, M. Albay, R. Akçaalan, H. Tüfekçi & Y. Aktan) 5) Understanding phytobenthic assemblages and implications of determining ecological status (M.L. Yallop & M.G. Kelly) 6) Ecology of Cyclotella comensis group in Ontario lakes, Canada (P. Werner & J.P. Smol)

Morphogenesis was discussed in several articles, one by D.G. Mann based on the analysis of pattern faults in the Voigt zone and the other by R.M. Pollock & J.D. Pickett- Heaps on valve formation without mitosis in Ditylum recovering from plasmolysis. E. Cox’s article on Diadesmis gallica also fell in this category.

Two articles containing stratigraphy interpretation were written, one by I. Koizumi & M. Shioho about diatoms from sapropels in the eastern Mediterranean and the other about the persistent low diatom plankton diversity in Lake Baikal by M.B. Edlund. Another article of interest and related to the field often ignored in diatom research is the application of diatoms in archaeology; R.J. Flower studied the diatoms found in ancient Egyptian mud bricks. E.F. Stoermer & J.L. Papps presented a new approach to taxonomy and ecology problems using fuzzy logic. It allows ``explicit recognition of uncertainties and systematized incorporation of qualitative information and verbal descriptions into analysis of taxonomic and ecological problems''.

Articles related to other algal groups were ``The ‘mystery’ of the flagellar vane in choanoflagellates'' by B.S.C. Leadbeater and ΄The phytoplankton populations of Llyn Tegid (Bala lake), North Wales, U.K.‘ by C.M. Happey-Wood, with discussion of other groups in G. Aykulu’s article on phytoplankton in a moderate deep Turkish Lake. C. Honeywill, M. Consalvey & D.M. Paterson discussed the use of pulse-modulated fluorescence for in situ temporal studies.

I highly recommend this book. All the articles are excellent and certain add food for thought about different aspects of diatom research, especially about approaches to indexes and systematics and the use of fuzzy logic. As one can see, this book contains articles of interest to all fields of diatom research, from the freshwater to the marine domain. It is an outstanding tribute to the founder of this Journal and I find the articles do him the honour he deserves. I would also like to say that it has been a great pleasure to have worked with Professor Frank Round over the years.

Prof. Karen K. Serieyssol 19 rue Charles Rolland, 89550 Hery, France

Diatom Research (2007) Volume 22 (1)

Contents top ↑

Preface, including list of publications by F.E. Round V
Ferrario, M.E. & S. Licea, Species of the genus Pseudo-nitzschia
(Bacillariophyta) in Antarctic waters: morphology and distribution 1
Williams, D.M., Some notes on the classification of Fragilaria, Synedra
and their sub-groups 17
Happey-Wood, C.M., The phytoplankton populations of Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake),
North Wales, UK 35
Fisher, J., C. James & B. Moss, What determines the diatom communities of
submerged freshwater plants? Implications for the use of community indices
in determining ecological quality 51
Kemp, K.D. & P.W. Basson, Mastogloia corrugata Kemp & Basson sp. nov.,
a new diatom (Bacillariophyta) from Greece 73
Bukhtiyarova, L.N., Additional data on the diatom genus Karayevia and
a proposal to reject the genus Kolbesia 85
Mann, D.G., Specifying a morphogenetic model for diatoms: an analysis of
pattern faults in the Voigt zone 97
Pollock, F.M. & J.D. Pickett-Heaps, Valve formation without mitosis
in the diatom Ditylum recovering from plasmolysis 119
Sen, B., The seasonal periodicity of the diatom Asterionella formosa
Hassall in a moderately eutrophic lake 127
Crawford, R.M. & P.A. Sims, The diatoms Radialiplicata sol (Ehrenberg)
Glezer and R. clavigera (Grunow) Glezer and their transfer to Ellerbeckia,
Crawford, thus a genus with freshwater and marine representatives 137
Cox, E.J., Raphe loss and spine formation in Diadesmis gallica
(Bacillariophyta) - an intriguing example of phenotypic polymorphism
in a diatom 163
Diaz, C.A. & N.I. Maidana, A new monoraphid diatom genus: Haloroundia
Diaz & Maidana 177
Koizumi, I. & M. Shiono, Diatoms in the eastern Mediterranean sapropels 185
Jordan, R.W. & R. Ligowski, Observations on the auxospores, initial cells
and vegetative cells of Proboscia truncata (Bacillariophyta) 201
Leadbeater, B.S.C., The "mystery" of the flagellar vane in
choanoflagellates 213
Prasad, A.K.S.K., J.A. Nienow & K.A. Riddle, Light and electron
microscopy of the marine diatom Pseudauliscus peruvianus living along
the Gulf coast of Florida and Alabama, with comments on lectotypification
and systematics of the genus 225
Flower, R.J., Diatoms in ancient building materials: application of diatom
analysis to Egyptian mud bricks 245
Honeywill, C., M. Consalvey & D.M. Paterson, In situ temporal studies
of microphytobenthos using pulse-modulated flourescence 265
Stoermer, E.F. & J.L. Pappas, A new approach to problems in taxonomy
and ecology 285
Hernández-Becerril, D.U. & E.M. Diaz-Almeyda, The Nitzschia bicapitata
group, new records of the genus Nitzschia, and further studies on
species of Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyta) from Mexican Pacific coasts 293
Kühn, S.F., G. Klein, H. Halliger, P.E. Hargraves & L.K. Medlin,
A New diatom, Mediopyxis helysia gen. nov. and sp. nov. (Mediophyceae) from
the North Sea and the Gulf of Maine as determined from morphological and
phylogenetic characteristics 307
Aykulu, G., M. Albay, R. Akcaalan, H. Tüfekci & Y. Aktan,
Species composition, abundance and seasonality of phytoplankton in a
moderately deep Turkish Lake 325
Edlund, M.E., Persistent low diatom plankton diversity within the
otherwise highly diverse Lake Baikal ecosystem 339
Yallop, M.L. & M. G. Kelly, From pattern to process: understanding stream
phytobenthic assemblages and implications for determining "ecological status"
Werner, P. & J.P. Smol, The distribution of the diatom Cyclotella comensis in Ontario (Canada) lakes 373