Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow
Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927: 142
Original publication: Crow, W.B. (1927). The generic characters of Arthrospira and Spirulina Turp. Transactions of the American Microscopical Society 46: 139-148.
Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a taxonomic synonym of Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont
Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont
Lectotype locality: Weissenfels, Germany (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 46). Notes: This type locality was first cited by Drouet (1968: 17, 20) (Silva et al., 1996)
Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), great.
No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.
This is a marine/freshwater species.
Detailed distribution with sources
(as Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow)
Europe: Denmark (Nielsen 2002).
North America: Arkansas (Smith 2010).
South-east Asia: Singapore (Pham et al. 2011).
Pacific Islands: Federated States of Micronesia (Lobban & Tsuda 2003).
Source of synonymy
Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (2005). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 2. Teil/2nd Part: Oscillatoriales. Vol. 19 pp. 1-759. München: Elsevier Spektrum Akademischer Verlag.
SAG Cultures may be viewed at http://sagdb.uni-goettingen.de/showstrains.php?genus=Arthrospira&species=major
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=Arthrospira&Species=major
Created: 07 March 2001 by Sandy Lawson
Verified by: 24 February 2014 by M.D. Guiry
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M.D. Guiry in Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 12 March 2014.
Algaebase taxon LSID: urn:lsid:algaebase.org:taxname:109073