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Current Record: Alexandrium pacificum (Alexandrium catenella)

Alexandrium pacificum (Alexandrium catenella)

Alexandrium pacificum

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Species nameAlexandrium pacificum
SynonymsAlexandrium catenella
CICCM CodeCAWD49
ClassDinophyceae
FamilyOstreopsidaceae
CountryNew Zealand
LocalityTe Kaha
Lat./Long37°46'S 177°40'E
HabitatPlanktonic
CollectorEast Bay Health
Collection date11/1997
IsolatorLincoln MacKenzie, Janet Adamson
Isolation date11/1997
Identified byLincoln MacKenzie
Identification methodLM, SEM, DNA sequencing
Growth conditions: MediaGP
Growth conditions: Temperature18+/-1°C
Growth conditions: L/d cycle12:12
Toxins/ToxicityPSP toxin producer
ReferencesRef. for species name changes: Formal Revision of the Alexandrium tamarense Species Complex (Dinophyceae) Taxonomy: The Introduction of Five Species with Emphasis on Molecular-based (rDNA) Classification. Protist, Vol. 165, 779-804, Dec.2014. (Obsolete earlier ref. Lincoln MacKenzie, Miguel de Salas, Janet Adamson, Veronica Beauzenberg 2003. The dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium (Halim) in New Zealand coastal waters: comparative morphology , toxicity and molecular genetics. Harmful Algae 3: 71-92)
Other CommentsIsolators code: Te Kaha-strain#3. Collected and isolated in November 1997- exact date not recorded. Strain owned by NZFSA.
AvailabilityDNA and toxin extracts only