Arthrospira platensis   (Nordstedt) Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae


Synonym (s)
Spirulina jenneri var. platensis Nordstedt in Wittrock & Nordstedt, 1884

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Source of antibacterial compounds)



• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Hussain, MI and Khoja, TM (1993) Intertidal and subtidal blue green algal mats of open and mangrove areas in the Farasan Archipelago (Saudi Arabia), Red Sea Botanica Marina 36 377-388 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Muruganandam, A; Natanamurugaraj, G; Arulmurugan, P; Senthilkumar, T; Ramalingam, R and Jeyachandran, S (2008) Antibacterial efficiency of marine cyanobacteria Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 171-176 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at -

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