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Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire, nom. cons.

Classification:
Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Gloeobacterophycidae
Order Gloeobacterales
Family Gloeobacteraceae
Genus Gloeobacter

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Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire
Prox. Loch Ba, Isle of Mull, Scotland. 16 Jul 2012. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire
Prox. Loch Ba, Isle of Mull, Scotland. 16 Jul 2012. © C.F. Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com.

 

Amphiroa exilis var. crassiuscula Harvey

Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire Prox. Loch Ba, Isle of Mull, Scotland
© C.F. Carter (chris.carter'at'6cvw.freeuk.com

Publication details
Gloeobacter violaceus Rippka, J.B.Waterbury & Cohen-Bazire 1974: 436, figs 1, 2, 4-6, nom. cons.

Published in: Rippka, R., Waterbury, J. & Cohen-Bazire, G. (1974). A cyanobacterium which lacks thylakoids. Archives for Microbiology 100: 419-436.

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

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), violet, refers to the blue-red colours nearer blue (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Gloeothece linearis Nägeli 1849
Aphanothece caldariorum P.G.Richter 1880
Gloeothece coerulea Geitler 1928
Gloeothece caldariorum (Richter) Hollerbach 1938

General environment
This is a freshwater/terrestrial species.

Type information
Type locality: Switzerland (Komárek & Anagnostidis 1999: 38). Type: A culture, isolated from a sample of epilithic cyanoprokaryotes from a limestone rock. (Komárek & Anagnostidis 1999: 38).

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Key references
Hu, H. & Wei, Y. (2006). The freshwater algae of China. Systematics, taxonomy and ecology. pp. [4 pls of 16 figs], [i-iv], i-xv, 1-1023. China: www.sciencep.com.

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.

Mares, J., Komárek, J., Compère, P. & Oren, A. (2013). Proposal to conserve the name Gloeobacter violaceus against Aphanothece caldariorum, Gloeothece coerula, and Gloeothece linearis (Cyanophyceae). Taxon 62(5): 1055 only.

Mares, J., Komárek, J., Compère, P. & Oren, A. (2013). Validation of the generic name Gloeobacter Rippka et al. 1974, Cyanophyceae. Cryptogamie Algologie 34(3): 255-262.

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Mares, J., Komárek, J., Compère, P. & Oren, A. (2013). Proposal to conserve the name Gloeobacter violaceus against Aphanothece caldariorum, Gloeothece coerula, and Gloeothece linearis (Cyanophyceae). Taxon 62(5): 1055 only.

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