Balaniger balticus gen. et sp.nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) from Danish coastal waters

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Abstract

BALANIGER balticus gen. et sp. nov. (Prymnesiophyceae) is described on the basis of EM of shadow-cast whole mounts, prepared from water samples collected in Oct. 1975 at localities in the western Baltic. The saddle-shaped cell has 2 smooth flagella and a short haptonema. The cell surface is covered with oval organic scales supporting calcified pyramid-like structures. Confirmation of the calcification of the periplast has been achieved by applying an X-ray analytical electron probe to 1 of the specimens observed. The salinity range of B. balticus indicates that this species may be reckoned among the very limited number of coccolithophorids which prefer brackish water.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
Volume58
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)773-780
ISSN0025-3154
Publication statusPublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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