Oscillatoria subbrevis   Schmidle  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Oscillatoriales
Family:Oscillatoriaceae

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Description
Color: Blue green

Thalli forming thin membranaceous strata. Trichomes nearly straight, 5-7 μm broad. Cells 1-2 μm long, cross walls not constricted, not granulated, apical cell convex, without a thickened outer wall.

Occurs as an epipelic mat and epiphyte on pneumatophores.


Synonym (s)
Oscillatoria subbrevis Schmidle, 1901

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Estuary (Lat: 13.01) (Long: 80.28) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar River INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vellar Estuary (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.77) INDIA
• Orissa, Bhittarkanika Mangroves INDIA (Record: 04/1999-06/1999)
• West Bengal, Baduria INDIA (Record: 29/03/2002)
• West Bengal, Basirhat-II INDIA (Record: 20/03/2002)
• West Bengal, Minakhan INDIA (Record: 25/03/2002)
• Tamil Nadu, Sethubavachatiram INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mimisal INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Paasipattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Vattanam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Thondi INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• SOUTH AFRICA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 79.76) INDIA (Record: 01/1985-12/1985)

Literature Source(s)
  • Anand, N; Mohan, E; Hopper, RSS and Subramanian, TD (1986) Taxonomic studies on blue green algae from certain marine environments Seaweed Research and Utilization Seaweed Research and Utilization Association, Marine Fishereies-623 520, Tamil Nadu, India 9(1-2) 49-56 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Adhikary, SP (2000) A preliminary survey of algae of estuaries and coastal areas in Orissa Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu 22 (1 & 2) 1-5 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Naskar, N; Naskar, KR and Sen, CR (2008) Brackish water Oscillatoriaceae from north 24-Parganas, West Bengal, India Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy Bangladesh Association of Plant Taxonomists 15(1) 31-38 Available at - http://www.banglajol.info/index.php/BJPT/article/viewFile/909/975
  • Protist information server Available at - http://protist.i.hosei.ac.jp/
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  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Kannan, L and Vasantha, K (1992) Microphytoplankton of the Pitchavaram mangals, southeast coast of India: species composition and population density Hydrobiologia Springer 247 77-86 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00008206
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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