Genus Alexandrium Halim (Dinoflagellata)
Professor Enrique Balech
The dinoflagellate genus Alexandrium was originally
described as only one species from Alexandria Harbour, Egypt.
Since then, because of the interest in the tamarensis group
of Gonyaulax, more species are being described or
transferred to Alexandrium. The tamarensis
group has contained many of the PSP-causing plankton species.
The genus now has about 30 recognized species.
monograph, Dr. Balech presents an historical discussion, details
conservative characters for taxonomy of the group, details
each species, and discusses the relationship with some other
genera. Professor Balech based his study on specimens from
the type location of the type species, whenever possible,
and many other geographic areas.
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