Below is the Second Circular for the Fifth International
Chrysophyte Symposium to be held this summer, July 27-31 in Edwardsville,
Illnois on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. As
explained below this meeting is held the week before International
Botanical Congress in St. Louis, Missouri, about 30 minutes away by car.
Also, please note that the Second Circular and more is presented on
the the 5th ICS website, in case the email message becomes confused in
We think we have organized an intriguing and interesting program
and hope that you can join us. If you have any questions, please contact me
with the information below. We look forward to seeing you there.
James L. Wee
Chair of the Organizing Committee'
5th International Chrysophyte Symposium.
SECOND CIRCULAR ANNOUNCING THE
5th INTERNATIONAL CHRYSOPHYTE SYMPOSIUM
July 27-31, 1999
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Organizing Committee : James L. Wee (chair), Peter A. Siver (associate
chair), Beth E. F. Wee Susan Watson, Dick Brugam
Symposia Organizers : Robert A. Andersen, Rose Ann Cattolico, Peter A. Siver
5th ICS Homepage: http://www.loyno.edu/~wee/ChrysSymp.html
Location. The Fifth International Chrysophyte Symposium (5th ICS) will take
place on the campus of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville (SIUE).
The SIUE campus is just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis,
Missouri in Edwardsville, Illinois. By car, the campus is about 20 minutes
from the St. Louis business district and about 40 minutes from the airport.
We have reserved 125 spaces at the SIUE campus.
May 1, 1999 Abstracts & Registration forms due to Jim Wee at the
After May 1, 1999 Late registration fees required.
July 27, 1999 Manuscripts for the published proceedings submitted upon
Coordination with the IBC. The 5th ICS occurs the week before the XVIth
International Botanical Congress (IBC), which will take place on August
1-7, 1999 in St. Louis. Participants attending the 5th ICS may want to stay
the following week to attend the IBC (http://www.ibc99.org). Participation
in both 5th ICS and the IBC can provide both a small and large
international meeting atmosphere, resepectively.
Goals of the Meeting. We seek to stimulate student interest in a broad
array of subjects on chrysophyte biology and to facilitate the exchange of
ideas on these poorly understood organisms among an international gathering
Paper Presentation Formats. Oral papers (20 or 30 minutes) or poster
Publication of the Proceedings: A proceedings will be published in Nova
Hedwigia Beiheft.. Manuscripts will be submitted upon arrival. The
publisher's author instructions are included in this mailing.
Transportation to and from the Meeting Site. Air transportation is easily
accessible to the St. Louis International Airport. Bus and rail service to
St. Louis also are available. Van service from the airport to the SIUE
campus on July 27th and from the SIUE campus to the airport and hotels
associated with the IBC on August 1st are not included in the registrations
Meeting Site. The meeting will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois
University at Edwardsville (SIUE). On-campus housing is in a nice, new
dormitory within a 10 minute walk of all meeting rooms and the student
center. Meals will be available in the student center. Paths through wooded
areas, several nearby ponds and university recreational facilities with
indoor and outdoor swimming pools are available. Microscopes for examining
algal samples will be accessible in the Biological Sciences Department. The
Mississippi River is about 5 miles from the SIUE campus. The region is warm
(ca. 25-35o C) and humid in July and August.
For additional information on the 5th International Chrysophyte Symposium
Dr. James L. Wee telephone/voicemail:
Department of Biological Sciences FAX : 504-865-2920
Loyola University email : wee at loyno.edu
6363 St. Charles Avenue Homepage:
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118-6195 USA
Complete registration requires: (1) completed registration form, (2) check
in US dollars.
Registration Fee : Early (postmarked by May 1, 1999)
Late Registration Fee (postmarked after May 1,
(includes meeting access and materials, meals, socials, refreshments at
Room Accomodations in an on-campus dorm will be paid directly to the
Housing Office upon arrival.
Room Rates : single ($33/person/day) double ($24/person/day)
* Please indicate on the registration form which type of housing you will
Van Service to/from airports and/or hotels : $15.00 each way ($30 round
trip). Please note that this is the least expensive transportation between
SIUE and the airport & hotels.
Recreational Center Fee (small fee to use all recreational facilities) to
be paid to rec center at meeting.
Accompanying Persons : $100 (Includes meals, socials and banquet)
Banquet only : $18
Housing, Van Service, Field Trips - same as for registrants
Field Trip Costs (Friday, July 30) - $25.00 (covers lunch, snacks, and
Extra funds will be required to obtain tickets to the optional baseball
game, entrance fee to arch, etc.
Description Of Day Trips: The trips are optional, and the cost of the trips
is NOT included in the registration fees. Transportation will be in new, 12
or 15 passenger, air conditioned vans. Space may be limited, so
reservations should be made early with the registration materials. Two
options are available (see below). Additional trip information is on the
5th ICS web page or at the web sites below. Both trips will end near the
Arch in St. Louis where dinner will be at your own expense. Those who
choose to go to a St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball game
(www.stlcardinals.com/) will leave for a game starting at 7pm.
The Mississippi River Environment: Dr. Dick Brugam will lead this trip up
the River Road to Pere Marquette State Park for a walk and explanation of
the area's natural history. Additional stops include US Army Corps of
Engineer sites which have modified and controlled the Mississippi River and
time for collecting algae.
A Day in St. Louis: Visits to Cahokia Indian Mounds
(www.cahokiamounds.com), Historic St. Louis, the Arch
(www.cityhits.com/tourStory2.shtml) and The Museum of Westward Expansion.
As much as $14 could be spent for a tram ride up the inside of the Arch
($6), museum entrance fee ($2) and other related attractions.
Tues. 7/27 Wed. 7/28 Thurs.7/29 Fri. 7/30
Sat. 7/31 Sun. 8/1
morning session Keynote Address, Symposium I Symposium II
Day trips Symposium
afternoon session Contributed Papers - Biochemistry and
Physiology Contributed Papers -
Systematics Day trips Contributed Papers - Ecology transport
to St. Louis
Evening arrival and evening social Round Table Discussion Lecture,
Note : Each afternoon there will be time for lunch and unscheduled time.
Opening Keynote Address : "Chrysophyte Diversity" : Prof. Hans Preisig,
University of Zurich
Round Table Discussion : "Role and Maintenance of Living and Archival
Discussion leader : Dr. Pat Kociolek, California Academy of Science
Discussion participant : Dr. Robert Andersen, CCMP Bigelow
Laboratory for Ocean Science, Maine
Thurs. Evening Lecture : "Natural History of the Greater St. Louis Area"
Dr. Richard Brugham, SIU-E
PLANNED SYMPOSIA PRESENTATIONS
I "The Systematics of the Chrysophyta"
Robert Andersen, organizer, CCMP Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science,
"Former chrysophytes: their taxonomic status"
J. Craig Bailey, CCMP, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Science, Maine, USA
"Phylogenetic relationships of chrysophytes based upon 18S rRNA and RUBISCO
Robert A. Andersen, CCMP, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Maine, USA
"Two new bacterial size (under 2 µm) free-living heterotrophic flagellates:
Symbiomonas scintillans (bicosoecid) gen. et sp. nov. and Picophagus
flagellatus (Chrysophyceae) gen. et sp. nov."
Laure Guillou, Station Biologique de Roscoff, Roscoff, France
"Multiple approaches to systematics at lower taxonomic levels : an example
from the Synurophyceae"
James L. Wee, Dept. Biological Sciences, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA USA
II "From Sea Ice to Landscapes: Ecological Uses and Considerations of
Peter Siver, organizer, Department of Botany, Connecticut College, New
London, CT, USA
"Flagellates in sea ice with particular emphasis on chrysophytes".
Johanna Ikavalko, Espoo, Finland
"Drinking water taste and odour: a Chrysophyte perspective"
Susan Watson & Ed McCauley, Dept. of Biological Sciences, University of
Calgary, Calgary, Canada
"Microbial foodwebs with a special emphasis on chrysophytes"
Robert Sanders, Dept. of Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
"Using scaled chrysophytes to help elucidate effects of acidic deposition
on softwater lakes: case studies for southern New England"
Peter A. Siver, Dept.of Botany Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA
III "From Gene to Gene Product: Model Systems for Analysis of Algal Cell
Rose Ann Cattolico, organizer, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
"Identification of sexual specific genes in centric diatoms"
Ginger Armbrust, Marine Molecular Bioltech. Lab., Univ.of Wash. Seattle,
"Differences in diatom light harvesting complex structures"
Gerald Plumley, Institute of Marine Science, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks,
"Evolution of Calvin cycle proteins"
Rose Ann Cattolico, Depts. of Botany & Oceanog., Univ. of Wash., Seattle,
"A phylogenetic hypothesis for the Oomycetes"
Michael Hudspeth, Dept. of Biolog. Sciences, Northern Illinois Univ.,
DeKalb, IL, USA
CALL FOR PAPERS
Contributions to the program in the form of oral and poster
presentations are needed to make the 5th ICS a success. Abstracts may be
submitted in either of two forms, (1) in the text of an email message, (2)
hard copy sent by regular mail. E-MAIL IS THE PREFERRED FORMAT FOR
ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL. The specific abstract format for both e-mail and
hardcopy sent in the mail are provided below. The deadline for abstracts
(and early registration) is May 1, 1999.
Publication of the Proceedings: Arrangements already have been made to
publish manuscripts from the meetings as a symposium proceedings in Nova
Hedwigia Beiheft. Manuscripts considered for publication will be submitted
upon arrival at the meetings. Instructions to the authors are included with
THE FOLLOWING PRESENTER INFORMATION SHOULD BE SENT TO DR. WEE WITH ALL
ABSTRACTS, INCLUDING THOSE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL OR BY HARDCOPY SENT IN THE
Cut Here :
Presenter's full name: first name and middle initial(s):
last name or surname:
telephone number: ________________________ FAX number:
Please select your preferred format :
Poster ____ 20 min. oral presentation ____ 30 min.
oral presentation ____
Presentation Equipment: A 35mm slide projector and overhead projector will
be provided. If you have other needs (e.g. VCR, computer generated video
such as Power Point, etc.) please indicate them below and contact us to
insure we can meet your needs.
When the program is finalized you will be notifed and your paper format
will be confirmed.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION.
The abstract deadline is May 1, 1999.
How to submit by e-mail. Include your abstract in the text of an email
message and send it to wee at loyno.edu. DO NOT SEND THE ABSTRACT AS AN E-MAIL
ATTACHMENT AND DO NOT ENCODE THE DOCUMENT. We do not have the facilities to
convert between a large variety of platforms and software. The abstract
will be formatted upon receipt.
Abstract Format Submitted by Email: Begin the abstract text with a title
of about 20 words or less, all in capital letters. Skip a line. On a new
line provide the last name and initials of all authors, all in capital
letters. The author who will be presenting the paper should be indicated
with an asterisk following the last name (i.e. surname). On a new line
list the university/institutional affiliation of the authors. If more than
one university/institution is listed please use an arabic numeral after the
last name of the indicated author and again before the indicated
affiliation to identify the author's affiliation. Skip a line. On a new
line begin the abstract text in English. The abstract text should be
limited to about 250 words, exclusive of the title, authors and
professional affiliations. The abstract title will be put into bold, and
species names will be converted to italics after the abstract is received.
Do not use any special formatting in the text and do not indent any line.
If you prefer, you may list species names or any other words which should
be italicized below the abstact text.
How to submit by regular mail: Mail the abstract materials to Dr. James L.
Wee at the address provided on the registration form.
Abstract Format Submitted by Mail. In abstracts sent in hard copy the
horizontal distance should be no wider than 164 mm or 6.5 inches. There is
no limit on vertical distance, assuming that the formatting requirements
described above have been met. Everything else is the same as for e-mail
submission except that the title of the abstract should be in Bold and
species names should be in italics. The preferred font is 10 or 12 point
sans serf font (i.e. Avante Garde, Helvetica or Geneva). An example is
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSES OF SELECTED MEMBERS OF THE SYNURA PETERSENII SPECIES
COMPLEX (SYNUROPHYCEAE) USING ITS/5.8S SEQUENCES AND SCALE MORPHOLOGY.
DUNNE*1, L. A., HURLEY2, D. L., SATTLER1, A. AND WEE1, J. L.
1Department of Biological Sciences, Loyola University, and 2Department of
Cell and Molecular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana,
Traditionally, taxonomic designations within the Synurophyceae have been
based upon the morphology of their extracellular, siliceous scales.
However, recent developmental and ultrastructural information have
challenged some of the traditional taxonomic concepts. At the species and
subspecies-level, concepts in the Synura petersenii species complex have
been particularly difficult to resolve. This study utilized 17 clonal
isolates classified as section peterseniae species and emphasized those
isolates with S. petersenii and S. glabra scale morphologies. Aligned
ITS/5.8S DNA sequences and TEM micrographs were evaluated in a phylogenetic
analysis. These results were used to evaluate congruence between the
relationships obtained from the sequence data and current morphological
designations. S. petersenii proved indistinguishable from S. glabra due
to the range of scale variation within and between the isolates. No
correlation was identified between the ITS/5.8S-based phylogeny and the
scale morphology, nor was a correlation identified between the phylogeny
and the isolates' geographic origins.
Publisher's Instructions for Authors - 5th International Chrysophyte Symposium
Papers presented at the 5th International Chrysophyte Symposium shall be
printed in Nova Hedwigia, Beihefte. Please note contributions of the 4th
International Chrysophyte Symposium in Nova Hedwigia, Beihefte,Vol. 114.
Manuscripts: Manuscripts may be written in English, French or German.
Linguistic usage must be correct. The original and two copies must be sent
to the editor, Prof. Peter Siver, Botany Department, Connecticut College,
Box 5604, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320-4196/USA.
All parts of the contributions should be type-written, double-spaced, on
one side of white bond paper with a 25 mm margin on all sides. Word
processor-generated manuscripts must be of good quality and neither right
justified nor hyphenated. The laser writer fonts Times, Courier or
Helvetica (12 point) are preferred. For questions regarding style, you may
consult for example the ,,CBE Style Manual", 6th edition, 1994 (Council of
Biology Editors, 11 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1400, Chicago, Illinois
60603-1210, ISBN 052147154-0). All pages should be numbered serially.
Please also look into the papers published recently in ,,Nova Hedwigia",
The first page should only contain the title, the name(s) and address(es)
of the author(s) and any necessary footnotes. The author to be contacted
for correspondence/reprints is to be marked with an asterisk. The title
should be informative and brief. If a name of an organism is used in the
title, an indication of the taxonomic position must be given.
The second page should only have the abstract. It must be written in
English; an additional abstract in another language than that of the
article is desirable. The abstracts should not exceed one manuscript page
and must be factual.
The text should normally be subdivided into six sections: Introduction,
Materials and Methods, Results Discussion, Acknowledgements and References.
Underlining should be applied only in the case of scientific names of
species and genera, algebraic expressions and symbols. Abbreviations must
be generally understandable and should be followed by a stop (does not
apply to standardized measurements). Footnotes are accepted only
exceptionally. Capitals should only be used where they are to appear as
such. Symbols, units, and nomenclature should conform to international
usage. Scientific names must be used in accordance with International Rules
of Nomenclature. The first time a binomen is used in the text (not in the
title and abstract) the name of its author should be included, unless a
large number of names with authorities are grouped in a table. Authorities
should be written consistently in full or abbreviated in accordance with
BRUMMITT, R.K. & C.E. POWELL (eds) (1992): Authors of plant names (Royal
Botanic Gardens, Kew, ISBN 0-947643-44-3). Approximate position of
illustrations and tables in the text should be indicated on the margin;
legends and tables should follow the text on separate pages.
Tables should be numbered in Arabic numerals and have a brief title. They
must be neatly typed so that they can be reproduced directly.
Figures must be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals. Line drawings
must be made in Indian ink on good quality white or tracing paper. Lines
must be sufficiently thick to reproduce well. Letters and numerals must be
made with a lettering device. Line drawings should not be larger than the
double final size. Computer-generated figures are not accepted unless laser
printed or by a high quality inkjet printer. The original drawings and a
set of clear copies are required. Photographs must be of final size
(maximum plate size: 12.7 x 19.0 cm). They should be made on glossy paper
with good contrasts, mounted, numbered and ready for direct reproduction.
Groups of photographs forming a single page should be squared accurately
and mounted with a 1 mm narrow white gap between each print. Copies of
photographic plates intended for referees must be of photographic or
laser-copied quality (no photocopies). For identification the author's
name, address, and title of the article must be written on the back of each
illustration. Colour plates may be included at the author's expense.
Acknowledgements should be simply phrased and given under a single heading
at the end of the article.
In the list of references the following usage must be applied:
PAPENFUSS, G.F., K.E. MSHIGENI & Y.-M. CHIANG (1982): Revision of the red
Galaxaura with special reference to the species occurring in the Western
Indian Ocean. - Bot. Mar. 25: 401-444
MULLER, P. (1981): Arealsysteme und Biogeographie. - Ulmer, Stuttgart.
MAGDEFRAU, K. (1982): Life-forms of bryophytes. - In: SMITH, A.I.E. (ed.):
Bryophyte ecology: 458. Chapman & Hall, London.
Names of journals should be abbreviated in accordance with
"Botanico-Periodicum-Huntianum", 1968 (Hunt Institute for Botanical
Documentation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890, ISBN 0-913196-10-X,
Supplementum, 1991, ISBN 0-913196-54-1). In the text references are given:
Bates (1982), Roy & Pal (1982) or, at the end of a sentence: (Bates 1982),
(Roy & Pal 1982). For three or more authors, give the first author followed
by "et al." and the year.
All manuscripts will be reviewed before publication. The editor will inform
authors of the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts or the need for
revision or reduction.
With acceptance and publication of manuscripts the exclusive copyright for
every language and country is transferred to the publishers. The copyright
covers the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute the article
including reprints, microfilm or any other reproductions and translations.
Page proofs must be checked and returned within 10 days of receipt. Changes
in proofs, other than typographical errors, will be at the author's cost.
Reprints: 50 copies per published article are provided free. Additional
copies at cost. Reprint order forms are sent to the author together with
REGISTRATION FORM FOR FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CHRYSOPHYTE SYMPOSIUM
Please type or print the following information legibly.
Title ______________________ Surname
telephone ________________________________ FAX
e-mail _________________________ Did you send an abstract?
yes ____ no ____
If yes, how did you submit the abstract? e-mail _____
hardcopy in the mail ____
Do you plan to submit a manuscript for publication in the 5th ICS proceedings?
____ no ____
What type of housing will you need ? (To be paid upon arrival)
On campus dorm : ___ single ($33/person/day) ___ double
Off campus (i.e., I do not need housing. ) ____
Do you think you will purchase a pass to the recreational center ? yes
____ no ____
Fees enclosed (check all that apply) :
____ Early Registration (postmarked by May 1, 1999) $150
____ Late Registration (postmarked after May 1, 1999) $175
____ (Optional) Transportation : from airport* to SIUE (Tues. July
* Send flight arrival information to Dr. Jim Wee by
July 15, 1999 !
____ (Optional) Transportation : SIUE to airport or hotels in St.
Louis (Sunday Aug. 1) ($15 each trip)
____ (Optional) Field Trip (Friday July 30) ($25) Please indicate
Mississippi River Environment ____ Cahokia Mounds,
Arch, Warehouse area ____
Are you interested in attending the St. Louis Cardinals baseball
game? (price $10-15) yes ____ no ____
(Do not send money for the baseball game, you will be notified later.)
____ Accompanying person(s) ($100) ____ Banquet only ($18)
Please indicate the housing, field trip, or other needs of any
accompanying person(s) : ______________
Total amount enclosed : ___________________
Completed registration forms with checks payable in US dollars to 5th ICS
should be postmarked by May 1, 1999 to :
Dr. James L. Wee
Chair, 5th ICS Organizing Committee
Department of Biological Sciences
6363 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195 USA
Please note that the abstract deadline also is May 1, 1999.
James L. Wee Ph.D
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Biological Sciences
6363 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118-6195
email: wee at loyno.edu