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Synechococcus elongatus (Nägeli) Nägeli 1849

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Synechococcophycidae
Order Synechococcales
Family Synechococcaceae
Genus Synechococcus


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Synechococcus elongatus (Nägeli) Nägeli
Prox. Limestone cave Derbyshire, UK. . Collected by Martin Godfrey. 03 Jul 2009. © C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com).


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Synechococcus elongatus (Nägeli) Nägeli Prox. Limestone cave Derbyshire, UK. . Collected by Martin Godfrey
© C.F.Carter (chris.carter@6cvw.freeuk.com)

Publication details
Synechococcus elongatus (Nägeli) Nägeli 1849: 56

Published in: Nägeli, C. (1849). Gattungen einzelliger Algen, physiologisch und systematisch bearbeitet. Neue Denkschriften der Allg. Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für die Gesammten Naturwissenschaften 10(7): i-viii, 1-139, pls I-VIII.
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Publication date: before July 1849

Type species
This is the type species (holotype) of the genus Synechococcus.

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

Protococcus elongatus Nägeli

Type information
Type locality: ad terram nudam in Helvetia leg. Naegeli (Index Nominum Algarum).

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

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Protococcus elongatus Nägeli 1849

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Synechococcus racemosus Wolle 1881
Synechococcus geitleri De Toni 1936
Synechococcus parvulus Nägeli 1948

Taxonomic notes
Toepel et al. (2005) cite the authority as Nägeli. - (29 Jun 2006) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

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Key references
Chu, H.J. (1991). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus II Chroococcophyceae. pp. [i-vi], i-vi, 1-161, 42 pls. Beijing: Science Press.

Cvijan, M. & Blazencic, J. (1996). Flora algi Srbije. Tom 1. Cyanophyta. pp. [i]-vi, [4], [1]-290, 204 figs. Beograd: Naucna knjiga. [in Serbian]

Czerwik-Marcinkowska, J. & Mrozinska, T. (2011). Algae and cyanobacteria in caves of the Polish Jura. Polish Botanical Journal 56(2): 203-243, 21 figs.

Komárek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. (1999). Cyanoprokaryota. 1. Chroococcales. In: Süßwasserflora von Mitteleuropa. Begründet von A. Pascher. Band 19/1. (Ettl, H., Gärtner, G., Heynig, H. & Mollenhauer, D. Eds), pp. 1-548. Heidelberg & Berlin: Spektrum, Akademischer Verlag.

Roy, S., Debnath, M. & Ray, S. (2014). Cyanobacterial flora of the geothermal spring at Panifala, West Bengal, India. Phykos 44(1): 1-8.

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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Burns, R.A., MacDonald, C.D., McGinn, P.J. & Campbell, D.A. (2005). Inorganic carbon repletion disrupts photosynthetic acclimation to low temperature in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus. Journal of Phycology 41: 322-334.
Burns, R.A., MacKenzie, T.D.B. & Campbell, D.A. (2006). Inorganic carbon repletion constrains steady-state light acclimation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus. Journal of Phycology 42: 610-621.
Koblízek, M., Komenda, J., Masojídek, J. & Pechar, L. (2000). Cell aggregation of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus: role of the electron transport chain. Journal of Phycology 36: 662-668.
Leach, J.E., Lee, K.W., Benson, R.L. & Martin, E.L. (1980). Note: Ultrastructure of the infection cycle of cyanophage SM-2 in Synechococcus elongatus (Cyanophyceae). Journal of Phycology 16: 307-310, 7 figs.
Thornton, D.C.O. & Chen, J. (2017). Exopolymer production as a function of cell permeability and death in a diatom (Thalassiosira weissflogii) and a cyanobacterium (Synechococcus elongatus). Journal of Phycology 53(2): 245-260.

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