A new collaborative web site to improve the accuracy of dinoflagellate identification: focus on the morphologically-variable genus Neoceratium (Schrank) Gomez, Moreira et Lopez-Garcia

Alina TUNIN-LEY, Jean de VAUGELAS, David GARCIA, Sophie MARRO & Rodolphe LEMÉE

en Cryptogamie, Algologie 33 (4) - Pages 399-404

Published on 30 November 2012

Identification of dinoflagellates to specific level is sometimes arduous due to high diversity and frequent morphological variability. Focusing on Neoceratium genus, often used as ecological indicator, our collaborative web site provides to scientists an accessible and detailed taxonomic tool, allowing accurate identification of its numerous species and varieties. This original web site offers the possibility to visualize several taxa to avoid confusion between infraspecific taxa of the same species and between morphologically close taxa, belonging to different species.

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