Microcystis flos-aquae   (Wittrock in Wittrock & Nordstedt) Kirchner,  1898 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Plant mass floating, colonies more or less spherical or oblong with an indistinctly defined mucous investment, several attached to one another, sheath hyaline, diffluent. Cells spherical, 4-6 μm in diameter, cell contents pale blue green, pseudo vacuoles present.

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• Tamil Nadu, Vattanam INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Selvakumar, G and Sundararaman, M (2007) Diversity of cyanobacterial flora in the backwaters of Palk Bay region Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 139-144 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
  • Biswas, K (1948) Common fresh & brackish water algal flora of India & Burma Records of the Botanical Survey of India Periodical Expert Book Agency, Delhi, India 15(1) 125 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at - http://www.eol.org/

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