Oscillatoria margaritifera   Kutzing 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: 17-29 µm in diameter, cells 3-6 µm long.

Color: oliver-green.

Trichomes large, constricted at the nodes, the apex slightly tapering.


Synonym (s)
Oscillaria margaritifera Kutzing, 1847
(Homotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky

Biogeography


• BANGLADESH
• INDIA
• SEYCHELLES
• SRI LANKA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)

Literature Source(s)
  • Nagarkar, S (2002) Morphology and ecology of new records of cyanobacteria belonging to the genus Oscillatoria from Hong Kong rocky shores Botanica Marina Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 45 274-283 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
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Cyanosite Available at - http://www-cyanosite.bio.purdue.edu/index.html
  • Humm, HJ and Wicks, SR (1980) Introduction and guide to the Marine bluegreen algae A Wiley-Interscience Publication, John Wiley and Sons 194 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Subrahmanyam, MNV and Bhavanarayana, PV (1989) Distribution and abundance of phytoplankton in Visakhapatnam harbour Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18(4) 251-258 Available at - NIO, Goa

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