A study of newly recorded genera and species of aerial algae in the order Chlorococcales (Chlorophyta) from the Hongcheon-river, Korea

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  • ABSTRACT

    Aerial algae were sampled from 28 sites on rocks, tree barks, and mosses along the Hongcheon-river in Gangwon-do, Korea, from December 2011 to September 2012 and then cultivated. Seven genera and eight species of the order Chlorococcales were newly recorded in Korea. These were Spongiococcum tetrasporum, Tetracystis aggregata, Myrmecia bisecta, Coenocystis inconstans, Lobosphaeropsis pyrenoidosa, Pseudococcomyxa simplex, Coelastrella oocystiformis, and C. vacuolata. As a result, the known Korean flora of the order Chlorococcales now includes 12 families with 54 genera, 263 species, 76 varieties, and 27 forma, giving a total of 366 taxa.


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    aerial algae , Chlorococcales , Chlorophyta , Korean flora , newly recorded species

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  • [Table 1.] List of 28 sampling sites of Hongcheon-river at Gangwon-do from December 2011 to September 2012
    List of 28 sampling sites of Hongcheon-river at Gangwon-do from December 2011 to September 2012
  • [Fig. 1.] The map showing the 28 sampling sites of Hongcheon-river at Gangwon-do from December 2011 to September 2012. st. 1-4 indicates 4 stations numbered from 1 to 4 (i.e., st.1, st.2, st. 3, st. 4); this is applied to other st. numbers.
    The map showing the 28 sampling sites of Hongcheon-river at Gangwon-do from December 2011 to September 2012. st. 1-4 indicates 4 stations numbered from 1 to 4 (i.e., st.1, st.2, st. 3, st. 4); this is applied to other st. numbers.
  • [Fig. 2.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Spongiococcum tetrasporum Deason found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Spongiococcum tetrasporum Deason found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Table 2.] The environmental factors of 28 sites in Hongcheon-river from December 2011 to September 2012
    The environmental factors of 28 sites in Hongcheon-river from December 2011 to September 2012
  • [Fig. 3.] Microscopic photographs and Illustrations of Tetracystis aggregata Brown & Bold found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and Illustrations of Tetracystis aggregata Brown & Bold found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 4.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Myrmecia bisecta Reisigl found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Myrmecia bisecta Reisigl found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 5.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coenocystis inconstans Hanagata & Chihara found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coenocystis inconstans Hanagata & Chihara found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 6.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Lobosphaeropsis pyrenoidosa Reisigl found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Lobosphaeropsis pyrenoidosa Reisigl found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 7.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Pseudococcomyxa simplex (Mainx) Fott found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Pseudococcomyxa simplex (Mainx) Fott found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 8.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coelastrella oocystiformis (Lund) Hegewald & Hanagata found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coelastrella oocystiformis (Lund) Hegewald & Hanagata found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar, 10 μm.
  • [Fig. 9.] Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coelastrella vacuolata (Shihira & Krauss) Hegewald & Hanagata found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar,10 μm.
    Microscopic photographs and illustrations of Coelastrella vacuolata (Shihira & Krauss) Hegewald & Hanagata found at Hongcheon-river, Gangwon-do, from December 2011 to September 2012. Scale bar,10 μm.