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Aphanizomenon gracile Lemmermann 1907

Publication details
Aphanizomenon gracile Lemmermann 1907: 193

Published in: Lemmermann, E. (1907). Algen I (Schizophyceen, Flagellaten, Peridineen). In: Kryptogamenflora der Mark Brandenburg und angrenzender Gebiete herausgegeben von dem Botanishcen Verein der Provinz Brandenburg. Dritter Band. ( Eds), pp. 1-304. Leipzig: Verlag von Grebrüder Borntraeger.
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Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Aphanizomenon is Aphanizomenon flosaquae Ralfs ex Bornet & Flahault.

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

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

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Anabaena flosaquae var. gracilis Lemmermann 1898
Aphanizomenon flosaquae var. gracile Lemmermann 1898
Aphanizomenon flosaquae f. gracile (Lemmermann) Elenkin 1938

Taxonomic notes
The supposed basionym, Anabaena flosaquae var. gracilis Lemmermann, 1898, is illegitimate; treated as a new name. - (6 Sep 2015) - M.D. Guiry

Usage notes
Harmful species

Producer of saxitoxins (Karosiene et al., 2020). - (11 Sep 2020) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Key references
Hallegraeff, G.M., Anderson, D.M. & Cembella, A.D., Eds (2003). Manual on harmful marine microalgae. Paris: UNESCO.

Komárek, J. (2013). Süsswasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Cyanoprokaryota: 3rd part: heterocystous genera. Vol. 19 pp. [i]-xviii, [1]-1130. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum.

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

Skuja, H. (1956). Taxonomische und biologische Studien über das Phytoplankton schwedischer Binnengewässer. Nova Acta Regiae Societatis Scientiarum Upsaliensis, Series IV 16(3): 1-404, + 63 pls.

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.

Willame, R., Boutte, C., Grubisic, S., Wilmotte, A., Komarek, J. & Hoffmann, L. (2006). Morphological and molecular characterization of planktonic cyanobacteria from Belgium and Luxembourg. Journal of Phycology 42: 1312-1332.

Wu, Z., Shi, J., Lin, S. & Li, R. (2010). Unraveling molecular diversity and phylogeny of Aphanizomenon (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria) strains isolated from China . Journal of Phycology 46(5): 1048-1058.

Created: 11 April 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 11 September 2020 by G.M. Guiry

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Kohl, J.-G., Dudel, G., Schlangstedt, M. & Kühl, H. (1985). On the morphological and ecological distinction of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae Ralfs ex Born. et Flah. and A. gracile (Lemm.) Lemm.. Archiv für Protistenkunde 130: 119-131.
Pereira, P., Li, R., Carmichael, W.W., Dias, E. & Franca, S. (2004). Taxonomy and production of paralytic shellfish toxins by the freshwater cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon gracile LMECYA40. European Journal of Phycology 39: 361-368.
Wejnerowski, L., Cerbin, S., Wojciechowicz, M., Jurczak, T., Glama, M., Meriluoto, J. & Dziuba, M. (2018). Effects of Daphnia exudates and sodium octyl sulphates on filament morphology and cell wall thickness of Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostacales), Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Nostacales) and Planktothrix agardhii (Oscillatoriales). European Journal of Phycology 53(3): 280-289.
Yilmaz, M., Foss, A.J., Selwood, A.I., Ozen, M. & Boundy, M. (2018). Paralytic shellfish toxin producing Aphanizomenon gracile strains isolated from Lake Iznik, Turkey. Toxicon 148: 132-142.

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