Skeletonema grethae

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Skeletonema grethae
Scientific classification
S. grethae
Binomial name
Skeletonema grethae
Zingone & Sarno, 2005

Skeletonema grethae is a species of diatom. Together with S. pseudocostatum, S. tropicum, and S. japonicum, it possesses external processes of its fultoportulae that have narrow tips which connect with those of sibling cells via fork-, knot-, or knuckle-like unions.[1]


  1. ^ Sarno, Diana; Kooistra, Wiebe H. C. F.; Medlin, Linda K.; Percopo, Isabella; Zingone, Adriana (2005). "DIVERSITY IN THE GENUSSKELETONEMA(BACILLARIOPHYCEAE). II. AN ASSESSMENT OF THE TAXONOMY OFS. COSTATUM-LIKE SPECIES WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF FOUR NEW SPECIES" (PDF). Journal of Phycology. 41 (1): 151–176. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2005.04067.x. ISSN 0022-3646.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kooistra, Wiebe HCF, et al. "Global diversity and biogeography of Skeletonema species (Bacillariophyta)." Protist 159.2 (2008): 177-193.
  • Alverson, Andrew J., and Leanne Kolnick. "Intragenomic nucleotide polymorphism among small subunit (18s) rDNA paralogs in the diatom genus skeletonema (bacillariophyta) 1." Journal of phycology 41.6 (2005): 1248-1257.
  • Bergesch, Marli, Marines Garcia, and Clarisse Odebrecht. "DIVERSITY AND MORPHOLOGY OF SKELETONEMA SPECIES IN SOUTHERN BRAZIL, SOUTHWESTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN1." Journal of phycology 45.6 (2009): 1348-1352.

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