Oscillatoria sancta   Kutzing ex 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: Yellowish brown

Thalli often gregarious forming thin, membranaceous strata. Trichomes 8-10 µm in diameter, straight or bent, apices slightly attenuated. Cells 2-3 µm in length, slightly constricted at cross walls, wall of apical cell thickened into convex calyptra.


Synonym (s)
Oscillaria sancta Kutzing, 1847
(Heterotypic synonym)
Lyngbya sancta (Kutzing) Hansgirg, 1892
(Heterotypic synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial
(Extract showed antibiotic activity against six bacterial species and nine fungal species and phytotoxic activity against Lemna aequinoctilis.)

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA
• MAURITIUS

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • 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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