Microchaete grisea   Thuret  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Nostocales
Family:Microchaetaceae

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Description
Color: Dull green or pale blue-green

Thalli 150-300 µm in length, small, solitary or aggregate on other algae. Filaments 7-10 µm in diameter, decumbent at the base. Sheath hyaline, thin close. Trichome 4.5-7 µm in diameter, slightly bulbous at the base. Cells 2.5-5 µm in length, cross walls slightly constricted, heterocyst basal, generally spherical.


Synonym (s)
Microchaete grisea Thuret in Bornet & Thuret, 1880

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• BAHRAIN
• INDIA
• MAURITIUS

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Silva, PC; Basson, PW and Moe, RL (1996) Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean University of California Press 79 1259 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

Page last updated on:2011-04-04

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