Higher Classification: > Kingdom Chromista > Subkingdom Harosa > Infrakingdom Heterokonta > Phylum Ochrophyta > Subphylum Khakista > Class Bacillariophyceae > Subclass Bacillariophycidae > Superorder Bacillariophycanae > Order Bacillariales > Family Bacillariaceae > Genus Pseudo-nitzschia

Pseudo-nitzschia australis Frenguelli, 1939

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Pseudo-nitzschiaH.Peragallo, 1900accepted genus name


original description

Frenguelli J. 1939. Diatomeas del Golfo de San Matías. Rev. Museo de La Plata, N.S., 2 (Bot.) (10): 201-226.

basis of record


additional source

Harper, M.A.; Cassie Cooper, V.; Chang, F.H.; Nelson, W.A.; Broady, P.A. (2012). Phylum Ochrophyta: brown and golden-brown algae, diatoms, silicoflagellates, and kin, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2012). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 3. Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi. pp. 114-163.

additional source

Moestrup, Ø., Akselman, R., Cronberg, G., Elbraechter, M., Fraga, S., Halim, Y., Hansen, G., Hoppenrath, M., Larsen, J., Lundholm, N., Nguyen, L. N., Zingone, A. (Eds) (2009 onwards). IOC-UNESCO Taxonomic Reference List of Harmful Micro Algae.

additional source

Tomas, C.R. (Ed.) (1997). Identifying marine phytoplankton. Academic Press: San Diego, CA [etc.] (USA). ISBN 0-12-693018-X. XV, 858 pp.

toxicology source

Fritz L., Quilliam M.A., Wright J.L.C. Beale A.M. & Work T.M. 1992. An outbreak of domoic acid poisoning attributed to the pennate diatom Pseudonitzschia australis. J. Phycol. 28: 439-442.

toxicology source

Holland P.T., Selwood A.I., Mountfort D.O., Wilkins A.L., McNabb P., Rhodes L., Doucette G.J., Mikulski C.M & King K.L. 2005. Isodomoic acid C, an unusual amnesic shellfish poisoning toxin from Pseudonitzschia australis. Chem. Res. Toxicol. 18: 814-816.

toxicology source

Scholin C.A., Guilland F., Doucette G.J., Benson S., Busman M., Chavez F.P., Cordaro J., Delong R., De Vogelaere A., Harvey J., Haulena M., Lefebvre K., Lipscomb T., Loscutoff S., Lowenstine L.J., Marin III R., Miller P.E., McLellan W.A., Moeller P.D.R., Powell C.L., Rowles T., Silvagni P., Silver M., Spraker T., Trainer V. & van Dolah F.M. 2000. Mortality of sea lions along the central California coast linked to a toxic diatom bloom. Nature 403: 80-84.

toxicology source

Garrison D.L., Conrad S.M., Eilers P.P., Waldron E.M. 1992. Confirmation of domoic acid production by Pseudonitzschia australis (Baciollariophyceae) cultures. J. Phycol. 28: 604-607.




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External Links

GenBank (53 nucleotides; 3 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)


WoRMS (2014). Pseudo-nitzschia australis Frenguelli, 1939. In: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. (2014). AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway (taxonomic information republished from AlgaeBase with permission of M.D. Guiry). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:246604




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