Oscillatoria laetevirens   P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan ex Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Oscillatoriales
Family:Oscillatoriaceae

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Description
Size: 3-5 ┬Ám.

Plant mass thin membranous, the trichomes held together by an invisible polysaccharide, cells mostly isodiametric, trichomes slightly constricted at the nodes, the apex tapering through several cells, often curved. Filamentous non-heterocystous cyanobacteria that divide in only one plane. Reproduce by transcellular trichome breakage.

Produces toxins: anatoxin, Lipopolysaccharides (LPS's).


Synonym (s)
Oscillaria laetevirens P. L. Crouan & H. M. Crouan, 1867

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine
Trophic Level:  Producer
Predator:  Marine microorganisms and animal larvae.

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Estuary (Lat: 13.01) (Long: 80.28) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake (Lat: 19.77) (Long: 85.33) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• INDIA
• MADAGASCAR
• SRI LANKA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sudha, SS; Panneerselvam, A and Thajuddin, N (2007) Seasonal variation of cyanobacteria at Muthupet mangrove environs, Tamilnadu, South India Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 263-271 Available at - NIO, Goa
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