Merismopedia elegans   A. Braun in Kutzing,  1849 (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Synechococcales
Family:Merismopediaceae

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Description
Size: 6-8 µm in diameter, 6-10 µm long.

Color: Blue-green.

Colonies squarish or rectangular small, of 8-64 cells in check rows or some what irregular in arrangement in the gelatinous matrix, spherical to ovate, the protoplasm granular.


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Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine

Biogeography


• Kerala, Paravur-Kappil Backwater INDIA (Record: 02/2001-01/2002)
• INDIA
• MOZAMBIQUE

Literature Source(s)
  • Santhosh, S; Sobha, V; Girijakumari, S and Thara, JC (2007) Phytoplankton abundance of Paravur-Kappil backwaters of Kerala Seaweed Research and Utilisation Seaweed Research and Utilisation Association, Tamil Nadu, India 29(1 & 2) 155-163 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
  • Cyanosite Available at - http://www-cyanosite.bio.purdue.edu/index.html
  • 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
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/
  • 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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