Oscillatoria acuminata   Gomont,  1892 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cyanophyceae

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Size: Trichomes 3-5 µm in diameter, cells 5-8 µm long.

The apex tapering through several cells, the apical cell sharply pointed and bent, when mature, with a thin end wall.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• Tamil Nadu, Kodikkarai (Lat: 10.41) (Long: 79.5) INDIA
• Gujarat, Gulf of Khambhat (Lat: 20.75) (Long: 73) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Senthilkumar, T and Jeyachandran, S (2006) Effect of salinity stress on the marine cyanobacterium Oscillatoria acuminata Gomont with reference to proline accumulation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association and Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute 28(1) 99-104 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Parikh, A; Shah, v and Madamwar, D (2006) Cyanobacterial flora from polluted marine shores Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Springer 120(1-3) 407-414 Available at - http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10661-005-9070-z
  • Littler, DS and Littler, MM Marine plants of Pacific Panama Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Available at - http://biogeodb.stri.si.edu/pacificalgae/search
  • 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

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