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Brazilian Journal of Botany

, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp 171–173 | Cite as

Oocystis apicurvata sp. nov. (Oocystaceae, Trebouxiophyceae), a new species of green algae from Chapada Diamantina, northeast Brazil

  • Geraldo J. P. RamosEmail author
  • Carlos E. de M. Bicudo
  • Carlos Wallace do N. Moura
Article

Abstract

Oocystis apicurvata sp. nov. (Oocystaceae, Trebouxiophyceae) is a new species of green algae from Chapada Diamantina, northeast Brazil. In this article, we describe a new species of coccoid green algae, Oocystis apicurvata sp. nov. based on material collected from the Marimbus Pantanal, Chapada Diamantina, Bahia State, northeast Brazil. The oppositely curved cell polar thickenings are unique for the species, and its relationships with morphological similar species are discussed.

Keywords

Caatinga Chlorellales Chlorophyta Periphyton Wetland 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Authors would like to thank the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal do Ensino Superior for Master’s fellowship awarded to GJPR, the Universidade Estadual de Feira de Santana and the Instituto de Botânica of São Paulo Environment State Department for their logistic support, Camila dos Anjos Ribeiro for precious help during the field work, and the Projeto Ecológico de Longa Duração (PELD—Chapada Diamantina, MCT/CNPq nº 59/2009) for financial support during material collection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geraldo J. P. Ramos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos E. de M. Bicudo
    • 2
  • Carlos Wallace do N. Moura
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratório de Ficologia, Programa de Pós-Graduação em BotânicaUniversidade Estadual de Feira de SantanaFeira de SantanaBrazil
  2. 2.Instituto de BotânicaNúcleo de Pesquisa em EcologiaSão PauloBrazil

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