– described as a pennate diatom, and it was mostly downhill from there. In compiling a list of species in the diatom order Thalassiosirales, Teo Nakov came across a long-forgotten name, Lindavia
, that cleans up a good deal of the taxonomic mess that is Cyclotella
. Thanks to dilligent work by Wilson Guillory and the taxonomic expertise of Ed Theriot and Matt Julius. The paper was published today in Phytotaxa
. OK, onto more interesting stuff.
Teofil Nakov's been performing salinity experiments on some famously euryhaline diatom species, and he developed this fantastic R app
to calculate and visualize growth rates, and determine whether a culture has acclimated. Accompanying RNA-seq data and manuscript forthcoming!