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Leptolyngbya antarctica (West & G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek

Publication details
Leptolyngbya antarctica (West & G.S.West) Anagnostidis & Komárek 1988: 390

Published in: Anagnostidis, K. & Komárek, J. (1988). Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 3. Oscillatoriales. Archiv für Hydrobiologie, Supplement 80: 327-472, 35 figs, 13 tables.

Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Leptolyngbya is Leptolyngbya boryana (Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek.

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

Basionym
Phormidium antarcticum West & G.S.West

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), of or pertaining to the Antarctic (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Phormidium antarcticum West & G.S.West 1911

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Description
Solitary filaments or large macroscopic, greyishbrown, massive mats. Filaments nearly straight or irregularly coiled, often oriented ± parallel; tri chomes not constricted at cross walls, pale greyish bluegreen, 0.5-0.7(1) µm wide, not attenuated towards ends; sheaths indistinct, confluent, or distinctly de veloped around individual trichomes, colourless, sometimes forming gelatinous mass with attached small detritus particles. Cells up to 2× longer than wide, mainly up to 1.8 µm long; apical cells rounded or conical rounded.

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

Komárek, J. (2007). Phenotype diversity of the cyanobacterial genus Leptolyngbya in the maritime Antarctic. Polish Polar Research 28(3): 211-231.

Taton, A., Grubisic, S., Ertz, D., Hodgson, D.A., Piccardi, R., Biondi, N., Tredici, M.R., Mainini, M., Losi, D., Marinelli, F. & Wilmotte, A. (2006). Polyphasic study of Antarctic cyanobacterial strains. Journal of Phycology 42: 1257-1270.

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