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Fischerella ambigua (Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault) Gomont

Publication details
Fischerella ambigua (Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault) Gomont 1895: 52

Published in: Gomont, M.[A]. (1895). Note sur le Scytonema ambiguum Kützing. Journal de Botanique 9: 49-52, pl. 3 [missing].
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Type species
The type species (holotype) of the genus Fischerella is Fischerella thermalis Gomont.

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

Scytonema ambiguum Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault

Origin of species name
Adjective A (Latin), doubtful, uncertain (Stearn 1973).

Homotypic Synonym(s)
Scytonema mirabile var. ambiguum (Kützing) Playfair
Scytonema ambiguum Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault 1886
Hapalosiphon ambiguus (Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault) Borzì 1917

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Hypheothrix parietina Stizenberger 1858
Lyngbya coriacea var. parietina (Stizenberger) Richter ex Hansgirg 1887
Lyngbya calcicola var. parietina (Stizenberger) Kützing ex Hansgirg 1892
Hypheothrix coriacea var. parietina Stizenberger ex Forti 1907

Usage notes
New hapalindole-type alkaloids called A89271 A-F and I are antifungal and antitumor agents. Methods for preparing them and for preparing hapalindoles G and H by culturing the blue-green alga Fischerella ambigua ATCC 55210 are provided. Methods for preparing A89271 factors B and F by culturing the blue-green alga Hapalosiphon hibernicus ATCC 55225 and a biologically pure culture of this alga are also provided. Further provided are methods and compositions for the inhibition of fungal growth and the treatment of susceptible neoplasms (United States Patent 5366890). - (21 Oct 2007) - Wendy Guiry

General environment
This is a terrestrial species.

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

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Thurston, E.L. & Ingram, L.O. (1971). Morphology and fine structure of Fischerella ambigua. Journal of Phycology 7: 203-210, 15 figs.

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