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Journal of Botany
Volume 2016, Article ID 1039265, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1039265
Research Article

On the Occurrence of Four Diatom Taxa from Eastern India with a Taxonomic Note

1CAS in Botany, University of Burdwan, Golapbag, Burdwan, West Bengal 713104, India
2Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53 University Road, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226 007, India

Received 26 October 2015; Revised 12 February 2016; Accepted 14 February 2016

Academic Editor: Curtis C. Daehler

Copyright © 2016 Jai Prakash Keshri et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Diatoms were collected from the Kotulpur area of West Bengal. Four diatom taxa, namely, Eunotia minor (Kützing) Grunow, Achnanthidium minutissimum (Kützing) Czarnecki, Lemnicola hungarica (Grunow) Round and Basson, and Navicula radiosa Kützing were observed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and identified in light of modern diatom taxonomic trends. Except Eunotia minor, all these taxa are new records to Eastern India. A note on the taxonomy of Achnanthes pseudobiasolletiana as described by Gandhi and Eunotia serrata var. diadema (Ehr.) R. M. Patrick as reported by Dwivedi and Misra has been added.