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Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont

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

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Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
Rope-like structures on bryophyte. Dallington Churchyard, Northampton, UK. Collected by Rachel Carter. 06 Feb 2015. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
Irthlingborough Lakes, Northampton, UK.. 06 Feb 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
Irthlingborough Lakes, Northampton, UK.. 06 Feb 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
Irthlingborough Lakes, Northampton, UK.. 06 Feb 2011. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
On marginal plants, Hollowell Reservoir, Northampton UK. Collected by Rachel Carter.. 03 Aug 2006. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
Among Vaucheria, Castle Station Lancaster, UK. Sample collected by Roy Merritt.. 03 Sep 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont
From Littler, D.S., M.M. Littler & M.D. Hanisak (2008) Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon. Purchase information. Diane Littler. © Diane Littler (littlerd@si.edu).

 

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Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont Among Vaucheria, Castle Station Lancaster, UK. Sample collected by Roy Merritt.
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Microcoleus vaginatus Gomont ex Gomont 1892: 352 (=key), 355, pl. 14: fig. 12

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées homocystées). Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 15: 263-368, pls 6-14 [VI-XIV in text and expl. pl.].
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Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Microcoleus.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), sheathed (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Oscillatoria vaginata Vaucher 1803
Conferva vaginata (Vaucher) Sprengel 1806
Trichophorus vaginatus (Vaucher) Desvaux 1809
Vaginaria vulgaris S.F.Gray 1821
Vaginaria terrestris Bory 1831
Oscillatoriella vaginata Gaillon 1833
Vaginaria vaginata (Vaucher) Kuntze 1891
Oscillatoria sandbergii Skuja 1964
Geitlerinema sandbergii (Skuja) Anagnostidis 2001

Nomenclatural notes
Authority: (Vaucher) Gomont (INA, Silva et al., 1996); (Vaucher) Gomont ex Gomont (Boyer et al., 2002). [later starting date]. - (6 Feb 2015) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

Type information
Europe; N. Africa; USA; Brazil; New England [Switzerland: near Geneve (Oscillatoria vaginata Vaucher)] (Silva 1996-to date).

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Key references
Boyer, S.L., Johansen, J.R., Flechtner, V.R. & Howard, G.L. (2002). Phylogeny and genetic variance in terrestrial Microcoleus (Cyanophyceae) species based on sequence analysis of the 16s rRNA gene and associated 16S-23S ITS region. Journal of Phycology 38: 1222-1235.

Flechtner, V.R., Johansen, J.R. & Belnap, J. (2008). The biological soil crusts of the San Nicolas Island: enigmatic algae from a geographically isolated ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist 68(4): 405-436.

Geitler, L. (1932). Cyanophyceae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ed. 2. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 14, pp. 673-1196, i-[vi]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Gomont, M. (1890). Essai de classification des Nostocacées homocystées. Journal de Botanique [Morot] 4: 349-357.

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]

Silva, P.C., Basson, P.W. & Moe, R.L. (1996). Catalogue of the benthic marine algae of the Indian Ocean. University of California Publications in Botany 79: 1-1259.

Strunecky, O., Komárek, J., Johansen, J., Lukesová, A. & Elster, J. (2013). Molecular and morphological criteria for revision of the genus Microcoleus (Oscillatoriales, cyanobacteria). Journal of Phycology 49(6): 1167-1180, 4 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.

Created: 29 January 2001 by M.D. Guiry

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Ge, H., Zhang, J., Zhou, X., Xia, L. & Hu, C. (2014). Effects of light intensity on components and topographical structures of extracellular polymeric substances from Microcoleus vaginatus (cyanophyceae). Phycologia 53(2): 167-173.

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