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Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Chroococcales
Family Microcystaceae
Genus Microcystis

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Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Shoreline. Ladybower Reservoir Derbyshire, UK, BF image.. 04 Oct 2007. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Gas- vacuolate colonies. Ladybower Reservoir Derbyshire, UK, BF image.. 04 Oct 2007. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Anderson Lake, Washington, USA; 100x, DIC. 01 Aug 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Anderson Lake, Washington, USA; 200x, DIC. 19 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Anderson Lake, Washington, USA; 1000x, DIC. 17 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner
Anderson Lake, Washington, USA; 100x, DIC. 17 May 2008. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner Anderson Lake, Washington, USA; 1000x, DIC
© Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net)

Publication details
Microcystis flosaquae (Wittrock) Kirchner 1898: 56

Published in: Kirchner, O. (1898). Schizophyceae. In: Die natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien...I. Teil, Abt. 1a. (Engler, A. & Prantl, K. Eds), pp. 45-92. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Microcystis is Microcystis aeruginosa (Kützing) Kützing.

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

Basionym
Polycystis flosaquae Wittrock

Type information
Type locality: Sweden: lake Kalungen (Silva 1996-to date).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Polycystis flosaquae Wittrock 1879
Microcystis aeruginosa f. flosaquae (Wittrock) Elenkin 1938

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Polycystis prasina Wittrock 1879
Microcystis prasina (Wittrock) Lemmermann 1904

Taxonomic notes
Cassie (1984) cites this as a synonym of Miocrocystis aeruginosa Kützing. - (19 Jul 2011) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
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]

Huber-Pestalozzi, G. (1938). Das Phytoplankton des Süßwassers. Systematik und Biologie. 1. Teil. Blaualgen. Bakterien. Pilze. In: Die Binnengewässer. Einzeldarstellungen aus der Limnologie und ihren Nachbargebieten Band 16, 1 . Teil. (Thienemann, A. Eds), pp. 1-342. Stuttgart: Schweizerbart.

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.

McGregor, G., Fabbro, L.D. & Lobegeiger, J.S. (2007). Freshwater planktic Chroococcales (Cyanoprokaryota) from North-Eastern Australia: a morphological evaluation. Nova Hedwigia 84(3/4): 299-331.

Park, J.-G. (2012). Algal flora of Korea. Volume 5, Number 1. Cyanophyta: Cyanophyceae; Chlrococcales, Oscillatoriales Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota I. pp. [1-6], 1-71, figs 1-101. Incheon: National Institute of Biological Resources.

Sigee, D.C., Selwyn, A., Gallois, P. & Dean, A.P. (2007). Patterns of cell death in freshwater colonial cyanobacteria during the late summer bloom. Phycologia 46(3): 284-292, 12 figs.

Whitton, B.A. (2002). Phylum Cyanophyta (Cyanobacteria). In: The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles. An identification guide to freshwater and terrestrial algae. (John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. & Brook, A.J. Eds), pp. 25-122. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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.

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