Oscillatoria nigroviridis   Thwaites ex Gomont,  1892 (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
Tapering at the tips through several cells and terminating in a somewhat conical apical cell, cells short. Trichome 6.0-11 μm broad, cells 1.5-5 μm long. Filamentous non-heterocystous cyanobacteria that divide in only one plane. Reproduce by transcellular trichome breakage.


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Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Dangers
(Harmful species, produces toxins: anatoxin, LPS's.)

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

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Basirhat-I INDIA (Record: 07/06/2005)
• West Bengal, Deganga INDIA (Record: 04/06/2005)
• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Gujarat, Okha INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Kanniyakumari INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam Harbour INDIA (Record: 1984-1986)
• East Coast (Lat: 10) (Long: 79) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)
• East Coast (Lat: 21) (Long: 94) INDIA (Record: 01/1999-08/2002)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.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
  • 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
  • James, PSBR (1987) Distribution of the important Indian marine algae Seaweed research and utilization in India Bulletin Of Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute CMFRI, Cochin 41 100-111 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/8209/1/Bulletin_No_41.pdf
  • 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
  • Madhav, GV and Kondalarao, B (2004) Distribution of phytoplankton in the coastal waters of east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 33(3) 262-268 Available at - http://nopr.niscair.res.in/bitstream/123456789/1678/1/IJMS%2033%283%29%20262-268.pdf

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