Thalassiosira pseudonana (Centric diatom) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-115632 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 08 Jul 2020
Organism information
Thalassiosira pseudonana
Phylum Bacillariophyta
Class Coscinodiscophyceae
Order Thalassiosirales
Family Thalassiosiraceae
Genus Thalassiosira
Species Thalassiosira pseudonana
  • Cyclotella nana
  • Centric diatom
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Algae
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Characteristics related to biosafety
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Thalassiosira pseudonana is a cosmopolitan species found in various aquatic environments (marine, brackish and freshwater). The diatom is capable of establishing in heavily polluted areas. Growth rates are optimal at 21°C, but the diatom will grow well between 10 and 30 °C. The diatom grows well between pH 7.0 to 8.8.
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Thalassiosira pseudonana is considered to be widespread.
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Additional Information
The diatom is between 2.5 to 15 µm in diameter. It lives singly or in chains up to 6 cells long and is capable of sexually reproducing.
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