Lingulodnium polyedrum (Gonyaulax polyedra) a blooming dinoflagellate

J. Lewis, R. Hallett

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Lingulodinium polyedrum (Stein) Dodge (= Gonyaulax polyedra Stein) is a distinctive planktonic dinoflagellate which is relatively easily cultured and is an ecologically important species. Thus uniquely there is an extensive literature available for this single species. The fine structure, cell chemistry, life cycle, physiology and behaviour, ecology and fossil record of L. polyedrum are reviewed. Some gaps in our knowledge of this organism are highlighted and it is concluded that L. polyedrum would be an excellent subject for future detailed genetic investigation and single species ecological modelling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOceanography and Marine Biology
Subtitle of host publicationan annual review. Vol 35
EditorsA.D. Ansell, R.N. Gibson, M. Barnes
Number of pages65
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997

Publication series

NameOceanography and Marine Biology: an annual review. Vol 35
ISSN (Print)0078-3218


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