Desmids from Korea; 1. Desmidiaceae 1 (Micrasterias)

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  • ABSTRACT

    The present study summarizes the occurrence, distribution and autecology of the genus Micrasterias Ralfs among desmids collected from several swamps, reservoirs, rivers and high land wetlands in South Korea from 2009 to 2013. In total 21 taxa of Micrasterias including three new species, Micrasterias spinosus sp. nov., M. jejuensis sp. nov. and M. koreanus sp. nov., were identified. In this study, photomicrographs of all of these are provided and briefly discussed with regard to their taxonomy, distribution and ecology within South Korea.


  • KEYWORD

    desmids , Micrasterias , new species , photomicrograph , South Korea

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  • [Fig. 1.] Location of sampling sites in the territory of Korea. Numbers on the map represent as follow: 1, Yongneup; 2, Du-ung wet-lands; 3, Bakdal wet-lands; 4, Dogok weir; 5, Guryong reservoir; 6, Namsan reservoir; 7, Imdang weir; 8, Okbang wetlands; 9, Ungok wet-lands; 10, Motje; 11, Jangcheok reservoir; 12, Danjang stream; 13, Mujechineup; 14, Junam reservoir; 15, Samlak wet-lands; 16, Dongbaek-dongsan; 17, Sumenmulbangdi; 18, Mulyoungari; 19, Deokcheon pond. See detailed information of sampling sites in Table 1.
    Location of sampling sites in the territory of Korea. Numbers on the map represent as follow: 1, Yongneup; 2, Du-ung wet-lands; 3, Bakdal wet-lands; 4, Dogok weir; 5, Guryong reservoir; 6, Namsan reservoir; 7, Imdang weir; 8, Okbang wetlands; 9, Ungok wet-lands; 10, Motje; 11, Jangcheok reservoir; 12, Danjang stream; 13, Mujechineup; 14, Junam reservoir; 15, Samlak wet-lands; 16, Dongbaek-dongsan; 17, Sumenmulbangdi; 18, Mulyoungari; 19, Deokcheon pond. See detailed information of sampling sites in Table 1.
  • [Table 1.] Information of sampling sites
    Information of sampling sites
  • [Plate 1.] Figs. 2-4. Micrasterias apiculata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs. 2, 3) and 10 μm (Fig. 4).
    Figs. 2-4. Micrasterias apiculata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs. 2, 3) and 10 μm (Fig. 4).
  • [Plate 2.] Fig. 5. Micrasterias crux-melitensis, Fig. 6. M. decemdentata, Fig. 7. M. pinnatipida, Figs. 8, 9. M. spinosus sp. nov. Scale bars represent 10 μm (Figs. 5-7) and 20 μm (Figs. 8, 9).
    Fig. 5. Micrasterias crux-melitensis, Fig. 6. M. decemdentata, Fig. 7. M. pinnatipida, Figs. 8, 9. M. spinosus sp. nov. Scale bars represent 10 μm (Figs. 5-7) and 20 μm (Figs. 8, 9).
  • [Plate 3.] Figs. 10, 11. Micrasterias denticulata var. angulosa, Fig. 12. M. foliacea, Fig.13. M. foliacea var. ornata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs. 10, 11) and 10 μm (Figs. 12, 13).
    Figs. 10, 11. Micrasterias denticulata var. angulosa, Fig. 12. M. foliacea, Fig.13. M. foliacea var. ornata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs. 10, 11) and 10 μm (Figs. 12, 13).
  • [Plate 4.] Figs. 14, 15. Micrasterias mahabuleshwarensis, Fig. 16. M. mahabuleshwarensis var. wallichii, Figs. 17, 18. M. papillifera. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs, 14-16 ) and 10 μm (Figs. 17, 18).
    Figs. 14, 15. Micrasterias mahabuleshwarensis, Fig. 16. M. mahabuleshwarensis var. wallichii, Figs. 17, 18. M. papillifera. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs, 14-16 ) and 10 μm (Figs. 17, 18).
  • [Plate 5.] Fig. 19. Micrasterias radiosa, Figs. 20, 21. M. radiosa var. elegantior, Fig. 22. M. radians, Fig. 23. M. rotata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs, 19-21, 23) and 10 μm (Fig. 22).
    Fig. 19. Micrasterias radiosa, Figs. 20, 21. M. radiosa var. elegantior, Fig. 22. M. radians, Fig. 23. M. rotata. Scale bars represent 20 μm (Figs, 19-21, 23) and 10 μm (Fig. 22).
  • [Plate 6.] Figs. 24, 25. Micrasterias thomasiana, 26. M. thomasiana var. notata, 27, 28. M. thomasiana var. pulcherrima. Scale bars, 20 μm.
    Figs. 24, 25. Micrasterias thomasiana, 26. M. thomasiana var. notata, 27, 28. M. thomasiana var. pulcherrima. Scale bars, 20 μm.
  • [Plate 7.] Figs. 29, 30. Micrasterias tropica var. polonica, Fig. 31. M. koreanus sp. nov., Fig. 32. M. jejuensis sp. nov.. Scale bars represent 10 μm (Figs, 29, 30, 32) and 20 μm (Fig. 31).
    Figs. 29, 30. Micrasterias tropica var. polonica, Fig. 31. M. koreanus sp. nov., Fig. 32. M. jejuensis sp. nov.. Scale bars represent 10 μm (Figs, 29, 30, 32) and 20 μm (Fig. 31).