Cylindrospermum majus   Kutzing  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Nostocales
Family:Nostocaceae

Description
Size: Trichome 3-6 μm broad; cells 5-6 μm long; heterocyst 7-8 μm long

Color: Blackish green

Trichome constricted at cross walls, cells cylindrical, heterocyst oblong with distinct papillae.


Synonym (s)
Cylindrospermum majus Kutzing, 1843

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Maharashtra, Nalasopara Saltpans INDIA (Record: 10/2002-12/2002)
• INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Ammapattinam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pudukottai, Prathaparamanpattinam INDIA
• Orissa, Gopalpur Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Pichavaram Mangroves, Periakadavu (Lat: 11.45) (Long: 79.78) INDIA (Record: 04/2000-03/2001)

Literature Source(s)
  • Velankar, DA and Chaugule, BB (2007) Algae of the saltpans of Nalasopara, Mumbai Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 273-278 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
  • Nedumaran, T and Manokaran, S (2009) Cyanobacterial flora in some salt pans of Pudukkottai district, Tamil Nadu, India Journal of Phytology 1(3) 169–171 Available at - http://journal-phytology.com/article/view/699/588
  • Devi, S; Devi, M and Padhi, S (1995) Ecology of cyanobacterial plankton in backwater of Gopalpur (Orissa) Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association 17(1-2) 87-90 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Nedumaran, T; Thillairajasekar, K and Perumal, P (2008) Mangrove associated cyanobacteria at Pichavaram, Tamilnadu Proceedings of the national symposium on marine and coastal ecosystems 27-29, August 2007 Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Marine Fisheries- 623 520, Tamilnadu, India 30 77-85 Available at - NIO, Goa

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