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Navicula meulemansii sp. nov., (Bacillariophyaceae) from brackish waters in Europe and the U.S.A.

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The new species Navicula meulemansii A. Mertens, Witkowski et Lange-Bertalot sp. nov. is described after study by light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. Based on new morphological information, the relationship with other taxa is discussed. Navicula meulemansii has a wide geographical distribution in coastal brackish waters (The Netherlands and Germany), European estuaries (Tagus, Portugal), and the San Francisco Bay in California (U.S.A.). Evidence suggests that N. meulemansii has a very broad ecological tolerance, similar to other cosmopolitan species such as Planothidium delicatulum, Navicula gregaria and Nitzschia palea.
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Keywords: BRACKISH WATER; DIATOMS (BACILLARIOPHYCEAE); HIGH CONDUCTIVITY WATER; NAVICULA; NEW SPECIES

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: February 1, 2014

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  • Nova Hedwigia is an international journal publishing original, peer-reviewed papers on current issues of taxonomy, morphology, ultrastructure and ecology of all groups of cryptogamic plants, including cyanophytes/cyanobacteria and fungi. The half-tone plates in Nova Hedwigia are known for their high quality, which makes them especially suitable for the reproduction of photomicrographs and scanning and transmission electron micrographs.
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