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Oscillatoria sancta Kützing ex Gomont

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Oscillatoriales
Family Oscillatoriaceae
Genus Oscillatoria

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Oscillatoria sancta Kützing ex Gomont
Limestone cave, Derbyshire. UK. Collected by Martin Godfrey. 03 Jul 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

 

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Oscillatoria sancta Kützing ex Gomont Limestone cave, Derbyshire. UK. Collected by Martin Godfrey
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Oscillatoria sancta Kützing ex Gomont 1892: 209, pl. VI/6: fig. 12

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Oscillatoria is Oscillatoria princeps Vaucher ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is of an entity that is currently accepted taxonomically.

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), holy.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Lyngbya sancta (Gomont ex Gomont) Hansgirg 1893

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oscillaria sancta Kützing 1847

Nomenclatural notes
later starting date. - (29 Jul 2015) - Wendy Guiry

Usage notes
Extract showed antibiotic activity against six bacterial species and nine fungal species and phytotoxic activity against Lemna aequinoctilis. - (22 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: near Rome, Italy (Drouet 1968: 270). Type: L (in Herbarium Kützing)

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Key references
Drouet, F. (1968). Revision of the classification of the Oscillatoriaceae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Monograph 15: i-vi, 1-370, 131 figs.

Hirose, H., Yamagishi, T. & Akiyama, M. (1977). Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. pp. [8 col. pls], [1]-933, 244 pls in text. Tokyo: Uchida Rokakuho Publishing Co., Ltd. [in Japanese]

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.

Matula, J., Pietryka, M., Richter, D. & Wojtun, B. (2007). Cyanoprokaryota and algae of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems in the Hornsund area, Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Research 28(4): 283-315.

McGregor, G.B. (2007). Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 24. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-123, 17 figs, 14 pls. Canberra: Australia Biological Resources Study.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2017). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus I Cyanophyta. pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-176, pls I-IV. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

Created: 06 March 2001 by Sandy Lawson

Verified by: 30 November 2018 by M.D. Guiry

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References
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Shahnaz, L. & Shameel, M. (2005). Phytochemical studies on Oscillatoria sancta (Cyanophyta) from Karachi coast. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 1(2): 193-198.

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