Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description of Amphora

Raphid diatom, typically with raphe curved as a 'c', valves may be strongly arched, with a well developed mantle on the dorsal side; intercalary bands often numerous. One two or four chloroplasts. The name comes from a two-handled jar with a narrow neck used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to carry wine or oil.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 1104 specimens in 42 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 66 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 270
  Temperature range (°C): -1.894 - 24.625
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.876 - 27.093
  Salinity (PPS): 27.179 - 36.059
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.855 - 8.690
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 1.804
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.190 - 25.127

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 270

Temperature range (°C): -1.894 - 24.625

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.876 - 27.093

Salinity (PPS): 27.179 - 36.059

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.855 - 8.690

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.081 - 1.804

Silicate (umol/l): 1.190 - 25.127
 
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Associations

Known predators

Amphora (Amphora sp.) is prey of:
Pycnocentrodes evecta
Oligochaeta II

Based on studies in:
New Zealand: Otago, Broad, Lee catchment (River)
New Zealand: Otago, Sutton Stream, Taieri River, Sutton catchment (River)

This list may not be complete but is based on published studies.
  • Townsend, CR, Thompson, RM, McIntosh, AR, Kilroy, C, Edwards, ED, Scarsbrook, MR. 1998. Disturbance, resource supply and food-web architecture in streams. Ecology Letters 1:200-209.
  • Thompson, RM and Townsend, CR. 1999. The effect of seasonal variation on the community structure and food-web attributes of two streams: implications for food-web science. Oikos 87: 75-88.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:15Public Records:6
Specimens with Sequences:14Public Species:4
Specimens with Barcodes:0Public BINs:0
Species:9         
Species With Barcodes:0         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Amphora

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Wikipedia

Amphora (alga)

Amphora is a major genus of marine and freshwater diatoms. With over 1000 species, it is one of the largest genera of diatoms.[1]

References

  1. ^ Parnell, John; Trevor R. Hodkinson (2007). Reconstructing the tree of life: taxonomy and systematics of species rich taxa. Boca Raton: CRC. ISBN 0-8493-9579-8. 
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