Sphaerotilus natans Kützing
Sphaerotilus natans Kützing 1833: 386, pl. IX
Original publication: Kützing, F.[T.] (1833). Sphaerotilus natans eine neue Süsswasseralge. Linnaea 8: 385-387, pl. IX.
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Sphaerotilus.
Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.
Origin of species name
Participle (Latin), swimming, floating on or under the surface of the water (Stearn 1973).
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a freshwater species.
A filamentous bacterium (http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/559537/Sphaerotilus-natans) - (5 Aug 2010) - M.D. Guiry
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Sphaerotilus&species=natans
Cultures from the Scandinavian Culture Collection of Algae at the University of Copenhagen (SCCAP) and Protozoa may be viewed at http://www.sccap.dk/search/algaebase.asp?Genus=Sphaerotilus&Species=natans
Created: 05 August 2010 by M.D. Guiry
Verified by: 04 July 2012 by Michael Guiry
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(Please note: only references with the binomials in the title are included. The information is from the Literature database.)
Kützing, F.[T.] (1833). Sphaerotilus natans eine neue Süsswasseralge. Linnaea 8: 385-387, pl. IX.
Linking to this page: http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=137208
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Michael Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2013. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 13 December 2013.
Algaebase taxon LSID: No taxonomy record found for this level.