Oscillatoria formosa   (Bory de Saint-Vincent) 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
Color: Bright blue-green

Thalli forming thin, membranaceous strata. Trichomes elongate or somewhat flexuous, 4-6 µm in diameter. Cells 2.5-5 µm in length, cross walls slightly constricted, sometimes finely granulated. Apices of trichomes somewhat obtuse and briefly tapering, hooked, not capitate, calyptra absent.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Rocky

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Mutupet Mangrove (Lat: 10.33) (Long: 79.58) INDIA (Record: 2002-2003)
• 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa

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