Pinnularia aldenii sp. nov., a diatom from acidic habitats in northern Michigan

TitlePinnularia aldenii sp. nov., a diatom from acidic habitats in northern Michigan
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsPillsbury RW, Slavik KA
JournalDiatom Research
Volume21
Issue2
Pagination365-370
KeywordsTAXONOMY
Abstract

A new species of Pinnularia (P. aldenii) is described from the surface sediment samples of brown-water, acidic lakes and bogs in the upper peninula of Michigan (USA) based upon light and scanning electron microscopy examination. Survey of existing environmental data suggests this taxon is an acidobiont found mainly in the waters with high levels of dissolved organic carbon.