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Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault

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

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Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Form with sheaths. In tufa deposits, Crockateemore, Co. Antrim. Collected by Melinda Lyons. 23 Jul 2013. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Form with sheaths. In tufa deposits, Crockateemore, Co. Antrim. Collected by Melinda Lyons. 23 Jul 2013. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Form with sheaths. In tufa deposits, Crockateemore, Co. Antrim. Collected by Melinda Lyons. 23 Jul 2013. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Form with sheaths at medium magnification. In tufa deposits, Crockateemore, Co. Antrim. Collected by Melinda Lyons.. 23 Jul 2013. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Form with sheaths.. 23 Jul 2013. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox. Shows a very young colony 'germling' with visible sheaths and the remains of a 'spore'. Blisworth, Northamptonshire, UK. In a churchyard. Sample collected by Rachel Carter.. 03 Jun 2008. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
View through squash of a large colony. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK, on a damp pathway.. 03 Aug 2006. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Heterocysts. Yardley Chase, Northamptonshire, UK, on a damp pathway.. 03 Aug 2006. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Prox: form in leaf pockets of Phaeoceros (Hornwort). Wakehurst Place, Sussex.. 03 Sep 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).

Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault
Loughcrew House Oldcastle Co. Meath Ireland; on gravel path near grass. 18 Oct 2011. Charles Naper. © Charles Naper.

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Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault Burren, Co. Clare, Ireland; microscope of lower side of growths
© Michael Guiry (mike.guiry@nuigalway.ie)

Publication details
Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault 1888: 203

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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Publication date: 1 Jan 1886

Type species
This is the type species (lectotype) of the genus Nostoc.

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

Origin of species name
common.

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Nostocella communis Gaillon
Tremella nostoc Linnaeus 1753
Ulva pruniformis Linnaeus 1753
Nostoc kurzianum Zeller 1873

Nomenclatural notes
Cited as Nostoc commune Vaucher 1803: 222, pl. XVI: fig. 1 in Silva et al., 1996: 90 and INA. - (13 Jan 2016) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

Common names

(as Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault)
Chinese: Ke-Sien-Mi (Chapman & Chapman 1980), Koxianmi (Lembi & Waaland 1988).

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Tremella nostoc Linnaeus)
Europe: Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016).

(as Nostoc commune Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault)
Arctic: Arctic (Patova, Davdov & Andreeva 2015), Arctic Russia (Davydov 2018), Ellesmere Island (Croasdale 1973), Svalbard (Spitsbergen) (Skulberg 1996, Matula et al. 2007, Davydov 2013, Davydov 2014).

Europe: Britain (Whitton et al. 2003, John, Whitton & Brook 2011), Czech Republic (Reháková, K. et al. 2007, Gadea et al. 2013, Gadea et al. 2013), France (Anon. 2017), Georgia (Barinova et al. 2011, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2014, Barinova & Kukhaleishvili 2017), Germany (Täuscher 2011), Greece (Gkelis et al. 2016), Ireland (Adams 1908, Guiry 1978, Rindi & Guiry 2003), Italy (Furnari et al. 2003), Lithuania (Vitenaite 2001), Romania (Caraus 2002, Caraus 2012, Caraus 2017), Russia (Europe) (Stenina & Patova 2007, Patova & Demina 2007, Gaysina et al. 2018 , Patova & Novakovskaya 2018, Komulaynen 2018), Scandinavia (Karlason et al. 2018), Slovakia (Hindák & Hindáková 2016), Spain (Romero Martinengo & Romero Martinengo 1982, Vidal, Jara, Hernández, Martinez-Germes & Hernández 1982, Aboal & Llimona 1984, Aboal 1988, Alvarez-Cobelas & Gallardo 1988, Calvo, Bárbara & Cremades 1999, Calvo & Bárbara 2002, Bárbara et al. 2005), Spain (incl. Canary Is.) (Gallardo et al. 2016), Turkey (Europe) (Aysel 2005).

North America: Alaska (AK) (Saunders 1901), Arkansas (AR) (Smith 2010), Great Lakes (Prescott 1962), Northwest Territories (Sheath & Steinman 1982), Québec (Poulin, Hamilton & Proulx 1995), Tennessee (TN) (Johansen et al. 2007), United States of America (O'Brien et al 2006).

South America: Argentina (Tell 1985).

Africa: Ghana (Smith, Smith & Nii Yemoh Annang 2015).

Indian Ocean Islands: Rodrigues Island (Dickie 1879).

South-west Asia: Bangladesh (Siddiqui et al. 2009), India (Gupta 2012, Keshari et al. 2015), Iraq (Maulood et al. 2013), Israel (Vinogradova et al. 2000), Pakistan (Leghari et al. 2005), Sri Lanka (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996).

Asia: China (Hu & Wei 2006, Chu et al. 2007, Chen et al. 2011), Japan (Hirose, Yamagishi & Akiyama 1977, Graham et al. 2014), Korea (Lee & Kang 1986), Nepal (Rai, Rai & Jha 2010), Russia (Far East) (Medvedeva & Nikulina 2014), South China Sea (Phang et al. 2016), Tajikistan (Barinova, Boboev & Hisoriev 2015, Barinova & Niyatbekov 2018).

South-east Asia: Singapore (Teo & Wee 1983, Silva, Basson & Moe 1996, Pham et al. 2011), Vietnam (Nguyen et al. 2013).

Australia and New Zealand: New South Wales (Day et al. 1995), New Zealand (Chapman 1956, Chapman, Thompson & Segar 1957, Broady & Merican 2012), Queensland (Day et al. 1995, Phillips 2002, Bostock & Holland 2010), South Australia (Day et al. 1995), South Island, NZ (Secker et al. 2016 ), Victoria (Day et al. 1995).

Pacific Islands: Hawaiian Islands (HI) (Sherwood 2004).

Antarctic and Antarctic islands: East Antarctica (Kosugi et al. 2010), Ederby Land (Starmach 1997).

Key references
Chu Hoajan [Chu, H.J.] et al. (2007). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus IX Cyanophyta Hormogonophyceae. pp. [1-8], i-xviii, 1-312, incl. pls I-CIX. Beijing: Science Press.

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]

Ivimey-Cook, R.B. (1965). The vegetation of solution cups in the limestone of the Burren, Co. Clare. Journal of Ecology 53: 437-445.

Keshari, N., Das, S.K. & Adhikary, S.P. (2015). Identification of cyanobacterial species with overlapping morphological features by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. European Journal of Phycology 50(4): 395-399.

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.

Vaucher, J.-P. [É.] (1803). Histoire des conferves d'eau douce. Contenant leurs différens modes de reproduction, et la description de leurs principales espèces, suivie de l'histoire des trémelles et des ulves d'eau douce. pp. [i]-xv, [1]-285 [2], pls I-XVII plates. Genève [Geneva]: chez J.J. Paschoud, Libraire.

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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References
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Abdelahad, N. & Bazzichelli, G. (1989). Ultrastructure and development of "coccoid cells" of Nostoc commune (Cyanophyta). British Phycological Journal 24: 217-222.
Aboal, M., Cristobal, J.C. & Marín-Murcia, J.P. (2010). Sobre la presencia de Nostoc commune var. flagelliforme (Nostocaceae, Cyanophyceae) en suelos arcillosos de regiones áridas del Sureste español. Acta Botanica Malacitana 35: 156-161.
Brüll, L.P., Huang, Z., Thomas-Oates, J.E., Smestad Paulsen, B., Cohen, E.H. & Michealsen, T.E. (2000). Studies of polysaccharides from three edible species of Nostoc (Cyanobacteria) with different colony morphologies: structural characterization and effect on the complement system of polysaccharides from Nostoc commune. Journal of Phycology 36: 871-881.
Chen, Z., Lu, G., Chen, S. & Chen, X. (2011). Light dependency of photosynthetic recovery during wetting and the acclimation of photosynthetic apparatus to light fluctuation in a terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Journal of Phycology 47(5): 1063-1071.
Coxson, D.S. & Kershaw, K.A. (1983). Rehydration response of nitrogenase activity and carbon fixation in terrestrial Nostoc commune from Stipa bouteloa grassland. Canadian Journal of Botany 61: 2658-2668.
Coxson, D.S. & Kershaw, K.A. (1983). The pattern of in situ nitrogenase activity and carbon fixation in terrestrial Nostoc commune from Stipa bouteloa grassland. Canadian Journal of Botany 61: 2686-2693.
Davey, A. & Marchant, H.J. (1983). Seasonal variation in nitrogen fixation by Nostoc commune Vaucher at the Vestold Hills, Antarctica. Phycologia 22: 377-385, 5 figs, 3 tables.
Horne, A.J. (1970). The role of Nostoc commune in the nitrogen budget of an Antarctic island. British Phycological Journal 5: 268-269.
Sakamoto, T., Yoshida, T., Arima, H., Hatanaka, Y., Takani, Y. & Tamaru, Y. (2009). Accumulation of trehalose in response to desiccation and salt stress in the terrestrial cyanobacterium Nostoc commune. Phycological Research 57(1): 66-73.
Scherer, S. & Z.P. Zhong (1991). Dessication independance of terrestrial Nostoc commune ecotypes (Cyanobacteria). Microbial Ecology 22(1): 271-283.
Whitton, B.A., Potts, M., Simon, J.W. & Grainger, S.L.J. (1990). Phosphatase activity of the blue-green alga (cyanobacterium) Nostoc commune UTEX-584. Phycologia 29: 139-145.
Wright, D., Prickett, T., Heim, R.F. & Potts, M. (2001). Form species Nostoc commune (Cyanobacteria). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 51: 1839-1852.
Wright, D., Prickett, T., Helm, R.F. & M. Potts (2001). Form species Nostoc commune (Cyanobacteria). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 51: 1839-1852.

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