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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudo-nitzschia multiseries (Hasle) Hasle, 1995 
AphiaID: 175738

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromista (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarosa (Subkingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterokonta (Infrakingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOchrophyta (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKhakista (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBacillariophyceae (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBacillariophycidae (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBacillariophycanae (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBacillariales (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBacillariaceae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudo-nitzschia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudo-nitzschia multiseries (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudo-nitzschia H.Peragallo, 1900
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNitzschia pungens f. multiseries Hasle, 1965
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNitzschia pungens f. multiseries Hasle, 1965 (Basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudo-nitzschia pungens f. multiseries Hasle, 1993
Sources  original description Hasle, G. R. (1965). Nitzschia and Fragilariopsis species studied in the light and electron microscopes. II. The group Pseudonitzschia. Skrifter utgitt av Det norske Videnskaps-Akademi i Oslo. Mat.-Naturv. Klasse, Ny serie. vol 18, 45pp. [details]

status source Hasle, G. R. (1995). Pseudo-nitzschia pungens and P. multiseries (Bacillariophyceae): nomenclatural history, morphology and distribution. i>J. Phycol. 31: 428-435.
note: The taxon is raised to species level [details]

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Environment marine
Distribution  Trusted: edited by a thematic editortype locality Oslofjord [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBay of Fundy [details]
Canada
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNova Scotia [details]
Denmark
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDenmark [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFrance [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPrince Edward Islands Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Japan
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJapan [details]
New Zealand
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Savu Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKorea Island [details]
Sweden
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHolland [details]
United States
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCalifornia [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMassachusetts [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 21 [details]
Links Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGenbank link to ITS rDNA sequence for morphologically verified strain of P. multiseries 
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGenbank link to regions D1-D3 of LSU rDNA of morphologically verified strain of P. multiseries 
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorLink to P. multiseries in Barcode of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLSID urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:82666 [details]

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorClassification In phylogenetic analyses, P. multiseries clusters together with P. pungens as sister taxon; firmly within a larger cluster of Pseudo-nitzschia species (e.g. Lundholm et al 2002) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution P. multiseries is globally distributed from subpolar to subtropical waters: In Atlantic waters of Europe, North and South America and in Pacific waters of Northeast Asia and North America i.e. from ca. 65°N-15°N and 30°S -50°S  [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorHarmful effect P. multiseries produces domoic acid, and was the cause of the major harmful event in Canada 1987 caused by Amnesic Shellfish poisoning, affecting more than 100 persons of which 3-4 died (Bates et al. 1989).
Since this incident, toxin producing strains of P. multiseries has been reported from globally distributed strains e.g. France (Amzil et al. 2001), Japan (Kotaki et al. 1999) and Canada (Evans et al. 2004).

Domoic acid has been found in amounts up to 21 pg/cell in cultured strains (e.g. Bates et al 1989, Douglas & Bates 1992)
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Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIdentification P. multiseries is morphologically similar to P. pungens, but can be differentiated by having 3-4 rows of poroids (P. pungens has 2), a poroid density of 5-7 (P. pungens has 2-5), and partly by a higher density of band striae. (Hasle 1995, Hasle et al. 1996). Distinguishing between the two species usually requires electron microscopy or molecular data.
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Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMorphology Cells lanceolate in valve view, lanceolate-linear in girdle view, sharply pointed ends
Valve width 3.4-4.5µm
Valve face with 10-15 striae and fibulae in 10 µm.
No central nodule (and interspace)
Each stria with 3-4 rows of poroids, each with 5-7 poroids in 1µm
Striated bands, valvocopula with 19-30 striae in 10µm
 [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorReproduction Sexual reproduction of P. multiseries has been described by Davidovich & Bates (1998) [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
valve of P. multiseries
valve of P. multiseries
LM of valve from type locality
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EM valve from type locality
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Band of P. multiseries
Band of P. multiseries
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:175738
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-07-18 10:19:07Z  created  Espinel, Nadjejda
2008-11-21 08:21:07Z  changed  Moestrup, Øjvind
2015-06-26 12:00:51Z  changed  Guiry, Michael D.
  
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  Citation: Moestrup, Ø. (2015). Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries (Hasle) Hasle, 1995. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2015). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=175738 on 2015-08-30
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