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Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Oscillatoriophycidae
Order Spirulinales
Family Spirulinaceae
Genus Spirulina

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Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, DIC. 02 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont
Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, DIC. 02 Jul 2009. Karl Bruun. © Karl Bruun (skogenman@earthlink.net).

 

Chylocladia squarrosa (Kützing) Thuret

Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont Bainbridge Island, Washington, USA; Waterfront Park, 1000x, DIC
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Publication details
Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont 1892: 251, pl. VII/7: fig. 29 (as 'major' )

Published in: Gomont, M. (1892 '1893'). Monographie des Oscillariées (Nostocacées Homocystées). Deuxième partie. - Lyngbyées. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Série 7 16: 91-264, pls 1-7.
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Publication date: 1 January 1892

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), great.

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Arthrospira major (Kützing ex Gomont) W.B.Crow 1927

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Spirulina oscillariorides Turpin 1827
Spirulina major f. constans Emoto & Hirose 1952
Oscillatoria oscillariorides Iltis 1970

General environment
This is a marine/freshwater species.

Type information
Lectotype locality: Weissenfels, Germany (Silva, Basson & Moe 1996: 46). Notes: This type locality was first cited by Drouet (1968: 17, 20) (Silva et al., 1996)

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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.

Gul, R., Zarina, A., Masud-ul-Hasan & Shameel, M. (2007). Taxonomic study of Cyanophyta from Sialkot, Pakistan. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 3(1): 37-48.

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]

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]

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

Kützing, F.T. (1843). Phycologia generalis oder Anatomie, Physiologie und Systemkunde der Tange. Mit 80 farbig gedruckten Tafeln, gezeichnet und gravirt vom Verfasser. pp. [part 1]: [i]-xxxii, [1]-142, [part 2:] 143-458, 1, err.], pls 1-80. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus.

McGregor, G.B. (2007). Freshwater Cyanoprokaryota of North-Eastern Australia 1: Oscillatoriales. Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 24. pp. [i]-vi, [1]-123, 17 figs, 14 pls. Canberra: Australia Biological Resources Study.

Pankow, H. (1976). Algenflora der Ostsee. II. Plankton (einschliesslich benthischer Kieselalgen). pp. 1-493, 880 figs, 26 pls. Jena: Gustav Fischer.

Xia Bangmei [Xia, B.-M.] (2017). Flora algarum marinarum sinicarum Tomus I Cyanophyta. pp. [1-8], i-xix, 1-176, pls I-IV. Beijing: Science Press. [in Chinese]

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References
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Holmgren, P.R., Hostetter, H.P. & Scholes, V.E. (1971). Ultrastructural observations of crosswalls in the blue-green alga Spirulina major. Journal of Phycology 7: 309-311, 4 figs.
Valeem, E.E. & Haque, S. (2007). The oligodynamic activity of lead against Anabaena doliolum and Spirulina major. International Journal of Phycology and Phycochemistry 3(2): 169-172.

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