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Arthrospira fusiformis (Voronichin) Komárek & J.W.G.Lund 1990

Publication details
Arthrospira fusiformis (Voronichin) Komárek & J.W.G.Lund 1990: 11 (table 2)

Published in: Komárek, J. & Lund, J.W.G. (1990). What is Spirulina platensis in fact?. Algological Studies 58: 1-13.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Arthrospira is Arthrospira jenneri Stizenberger ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Limnospira fusiformis (Voronichin) Nowicka-Krawczyk, Mühlsteinová & Hauer

Basionym
Spirulina fusiformis Woronichin

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Arthrospira platensis f. minor Rich 1931
Spirulina geitleri G.De Toni 1936
Spirulina geitleri f. minor (Rich) Fott & Karim 1973

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

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Source of current name
Nowicka-Krawczyk, P., Mühlsteinová, R. & & Hauer, T. (2019). Detailed characterization of the Arthrospira type species separating commercially grown taxa into the new genus Limnospira (Cyanobacteria). Scientific Reports 9(694): 1-11, 5 figs.

Key references
Baurain, D., Renquin, L., Grubisic, S., Scheldeman, P., Belay, A. & Wilmotte, A. (2002). Remarkable conservation of internally transcribed spacer sequences of Arthrospira ("Spirulina") (Cyanophyceae, Cyanobacteria) strains from four continents and of recent and 30-year-old dried samples from Africa. Journal of Phycology 38(2): 384-393.

Cellamare, M., Duval, C., Drelin, Y., Djediat, C., Toibi, N., Agogué, H., Leboulanger, C., Ader, M. & Bernard, C. (2018). Characterization of phototrophic microorganisms and description of new cyanobacteria isolated from the saline-alkaline crater-lake Dziani Dzaha (Mayotte, Indian Ocean). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94: 1-25, 17 figs, 3 tables.

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

Muhling, M., Somerfield, P.J., Harris, N., Belay, A. & Whitton, B.A. (2006). Phenotypic analysis of Arthrospira (Spirulina) strains (cyanobacteria). Phycologia 45: 148-157.

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