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Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Nostocophycidae
Order Nostocales
Family Aphanizomenonaceae
Genus Aphanizomenon

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Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Barton-under-Needwood Quarry, South Staffordshire, UK.. 27 Aug 2014. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Nevada, USA: 1000x, DIC. 20 Jun 2013. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun.

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Pitsford Water, Northampton, UK. BF image.. 05 Sep 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Showing heterocyst. BF image.. 05 Sep 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 100x DIC. 05 Oct 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC. 05 Oct 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC. 05 Oct 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, PC. 03 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bremerton, Washington, USA; Kitsap Lake, 400x, DIC. 07 Feb 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x DIC. 03 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; golf course, 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault 1886: 241 (as 'Flos-aquae' )

Published in: Bornet, É. & Flahault, C. (1886 '1888'). Revision des Nostocacées hétérocystées contenues dans les principaux herbiers de France (quatrième et dernier fragment). Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Septième Série 7: 177-262.
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Aphanizomenon.

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Byssus flos-aquae Linnaeus 1753
Conferva flosaquae (Linnaeus) Roth 1806
Oscillatoria flosaquae (Linnaeus) C.Agardh 1812
Nostoc flosaquae (Linnaeus) Lyngbye 1819
Nostoc papyraceum S.F.Gray 1821
Sphaerozyga flosaquae (Linnaeus) Corda 1836
Limnochlide flosaquae (Linnaeus) Kützing 1843
Micraloa flosaquae (Linnaeus) Trevisan 1845
Trichormus flosaquae (Linnaeus) Ralfs 1850
Aphanizomenon cyaneum Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault 1888
Aphanizomenon holtsaticum Richter 1891
Aphanizomenon americanum E.G.Reinhard 1896

Nomenclatural notes
Leghari et al. (2005: 204) cite the authority as (Lemm.) Ralfs. - (28 May 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Dean, A.P. & Sigee, D.C. (2006). Molecular heterogeneity in Aphanizomenon flos-aquae and Anabaena flos-aquae (Cyanophyta): a synchrotron-based Fourier-transform infrared study of lake micropopulations. European Journal of Phycology 41: 201-212.

Desikachary, T.V. (1959). Cyanophyta. pp. [i]-x, [1]-686, pls 1-139. New Delhi: Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

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]

Karlsson-Elfgren, I. & Brunberg, A.-K. (2004). The importance of shallow sediments in the recruitment of Anabaena and Aphanizomenon (Cyanophyceae). Journal of Phycology 40: 831-836, 2 figs.

Komárek, J. (2013). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 3rd part: heterocystous genera. Vol. 19 pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-1130. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.

Leghari, M.K., Qureshi, R.M., Mashiatullah, A., Yaqoob, N. & Javed, T. (2005). Harmful algal species from various freshwater localities of Pakistan. Int. J. Phycol. Phycochem. 1(2): 199-206.

O'Brien, H.E., Miadlikowska, J. & Lutzoni, F. (2006). Assessing host specialization in symbiotic cyanobacteria associated with four closely related species of the lichen fungus Peltigera. European Journal of Phycology 40: 363-378.

Thomazeau, S., Houdan-Fourmont, A., Couté, A., Duval, C., Couloux, A., Rousseau, F. & Bernard, C. (2010). The contribution of sub-Saharan African strains to the phylogeny of cyanobacteria: focusing on the Nostacaceae (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria). Journal of Phycology 46(3): 564-579.

Whitton, B.A. (2011). Cyanobacteria (Cyanophyta). In: The freshwater algal flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. Second edition. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 31-158. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Willame, R., Boutte, C., Grubisic, S., Wilmotte, A., Komarek, J. & Hoffmann, L. (2006). Morphological and molecular characterization of planktonic cyanobacteria from Belgium and Luxembourg. Journal of Phycology 42: 1312-1332.

Wu, Z., Shi, J., Lin, S. & Li, R. (2010). Unraveling molecular diversity and phylogeny of Aphanizomenon (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria) strains isolated from China . Journal of Phycology 46(5): 1048-1058.

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