Microchaete aeruginea   Batters  (Cyanobacteria formerly Blue Green Algae)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Bacteria
Phylum:Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order:Nostocales
Family:Microchaetaceae

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Description
Color: Blue-green or yellowish green

Thalli 300-500(560) µm in length, caespitose. Filaments 9-11 µm in diameter, often bent at the base. Sheath 1.5-2.5 µm in thickness, hyaline, not lamellated. Trichomes 6-7 µm in diameter slightly constricted at the cross walls. Heterocyst basal, oblong or hemispherical.


Synonym (s)
Microchaete aeruginea Batters, 1892

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Rocky, Coastal

Biogeography


• INDIA

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
  • Tseng, CK (Ed.) (1983) Common seaweeds of China Science Press 316 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2006) Algaebase Available at - http://www.algaebase.org/

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