A Description of Biremis panamae sp. nov.,a New Diatom Species from the Marine Littoral, with an Account of the Phylogenetic Position of Biremis D.G. Mann et E.J. Cox (Bacillariophyceae)

Andrzej Witkowski , Frederik Barka , David G. Mann , Chunlian Li , Jascha L.F. Weisenborn , Matt P. Ashworth , Krzysztof Kurzydłowski , Izabela Zgłobicka , Sławomir Dobosz


Here we present a formal description of Biremis panamae Barka, Witkowski et Weisenborn sp. nov., which was isolated from the marine littoral environment of the Pacific Ocean coast of Panama. The description is based on morphology (light and electron microscopy) and the rbcL, psbC and SSU sequences of one clone of this species. The new species is included in Biremis due to its morphological features; i.e. two marginal rows of foramina, chambered striae, and girdle composed of numerous punctate copulae. The new species also possesses a striated valve face which is not seen in most known representatives of marine littoral Biremis species. In this study we also present the relationship of Biremis to other taxa using morphology, DNA sequence data and observations of auxosporulation. Our results based on these three sources point to an evolutionary relationship between Biremis, Neidium and Scoliopleura. The unusual silicified incunabular caps present in them are known otherwise only in Muelleria, which is probably related to the Neidiaceae and Scoliotropidaceae. We also discuss the relationship between Biremis and the recently described Labellicula and Olifantiella.
Author Andrzej Witkowski - Szczecin University (USz)
Andrzej Witkowski,,
, Frederik Barka - 5Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Russia
Frederik Barka,,
, David G. Mann - 3Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
David G. Mann,,
, Chunlian Li
Chunlian Li,,
, Jascha L.F. Weisenborn
Jascha L.F. Weisenborn,,
, Matt P. Ashworth
Matt P. Ashworth,,
, Krzysztof Kurzydłowski (FMSE / DMD)
Krzysztof Kurzydłowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Izabela Zgłobicka (FMSE / DMD)
Izabela Zgłobicka,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Sławomir Dobosz - [Szczecin University (USz)]
Sławomir Dobosz,,
- Uniwersytet Szczeciński
Journal seriesPlos One, ISSN 1932-6203
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets5725.4
Keywords in Polishchloroplasty, okrzemki, analiza filogenetyczna, dopasowanie sekwencji, filogeneza, zygoty, słodkowodne, Ocean Spokojny
Keywords in Englishchloroplasts, diatoms, phylogenetic analysis, sequence alignment, phylogenetics, zygotes, fresh water, Pacific Ocean
ASJC Classification1100 General Agricultural and Biological Sciences; 1300 General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; 2700 General Medicine
URL http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0114508
Languageen angielski
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ScoreMinisterial score = 35.0, 09-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 40.0, 09-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 6; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 1.101; WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 2.806 (2) - 2016=3.394 (5)
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