The sexual phase of the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata: cytological and time-lapse cinematography characterization

@article{Scalco2015TheSP,
  title={The sexual phase of the diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata: cytological and time-lapse cinematography characterization},
  author={Eleonora Scalco and Alberto Amato and Maria Immacolata Ferrante and Marina Montresor},
  journal={Protoplasma},
  year={2015},
  volume={253},
  pages={1421-1431}
}
Pseudo-nitzschia is a thoroughly studied pennate diatom genus for ecological and biological reasons. Many species in this genus, including Pseudo-nitzschia multistriata, can produce domoic acid, a toxin responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning. Physiological, phylogenetic and biological features of P. multistriata were studied extensively in the past. Life cycle stages, including the sexual phase, fundamental in diatoms to restore the maximum cell size and avoid miniaturization to death… 
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