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California academy of sciences diatom collection

31 Juillet 2014 , Rédigé par Bioecologie Publié dans #Organismes de laboratoire

The CAS Diatom Collection Web Site is an ongoing project to present taxonomic information, images, records of collections, and references pertaining to diatoms. This work has been supported in part by grants BSR-9017609 and DEB-9505269 from the National Science Foundation.

Types Catalogue provides information on types in the CAS collection.

Hanna Database provides information on the Specimen, Samples, and Publication tables. The Specimen table contains 75,000 records of specimens that have been identified on slides. The Sample table contains detailed information on 29,000 samples accessioned in the Diatom Collection. The Publication table contains 12,000 bibliographic references.

Hanna Student Fellowship

Diatom identification resources
Currently, the project focuses on recent freshwater diatoms of the United States. In the future, it will include marine and fossil taxa with an expanded geographic range.

Introduction to Diatoms


Freshwater Diatom Identification and Information Resource includes images, keys, and a variety of collection, literature and distribution information to facilitate our understanding of freshwater diatom biodiversity, systematics, and evolution.

Catalogue of diatoms names 
The Catalogue of Diatom Names is a compilation of names of diatom genera, species and taxa at infraspecific ranks (64,000 names). It has been assembled during the past 12 years by staff at the California Academy of Sciences. It includes all scientific names of diatom genera, species, and taxa at infraspecific ranks, with authorship, date, place of publication, page of description, basionym or replaced name (if applicable), status (valid or invalid), and occasionally type information.

Web ressources
North American Diatom Symposium

Great Lakes Diatoms - Useful for images and information on freshwater diatoms.

Center for Algal Microscopy & Image Digitization - Bowling Green State University

Seaweed - Covers all aspects of seaweed and marine biology.

Paleolimnology and Diatom Home Pages - Indiana University. Links of interest to diatomists and paleolimnologists concerning professional announcements, journals, societies, and listservers.

The Loras College Freshwater Diatom Culture Collection - Diatom culture collection containing over 1,200 cultures at reasonable cost.

Index Nominum Algarum (INA). Bibiographia Phycologica Universalis (BPU) - The INA is a card file maintained by Paul Silva at the Herbarium of the University of California . It contains nearly 200,000 names of algae (in the broad sense). The BPU is a card file containing bibliographic references pertaining to algal taxonomy.

Index Nominum Genericorum (Plantarum) - A compilation of generic names published for all organisms covered by the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature.

Peter Bostock's Home Page - A site for translation of botanical Latin.

International Society of Diatom Research - A site for information about the society and its events.

UTEX, The Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Texas at Austin

The Farlow diatom Collection at Harvard University 

Other links from
Botany Dept, Univ Hawai'i at Manoa:

Diatoms, UC Berkeley Phytoplankton overview
The Diatom homepage (University of Indiana) Pictures of temperate diatoms
Experiments in phytoplankton growth: in the field and in the lab Phytoplankton ecology in Florida
Domoic acid as a toxin Red tides in Texas
What are red tides? Manatees linked to red tides
Dinoflagellates, UC Berkeley Global change and your health
Tropical dinoflagellates (University of Tsukuba) Coral bleaching;    Belizean reefs bleach
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Thanks a lot for sharing this informative post. I was searching for different types of rare Specimen that lives in sea. I will share this table that contain name of the specimen with my friends. Keep up the good work.