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Spirulina maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Geitler 1932

Publication details
Spirulina maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Geitler 1932: 923

Published in: Geitler, L. (1932). Cyanophyceae. In: Kryptogamen-Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. Ed. 2. (Rabenhorst, L. Eds) Vol. 14, pp. 673-1196, i-[vi]. Leipzig: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft.

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Spirulina is Spirulina major Kützing ex Gomont.

Status of name
This name is currently regarded as a synonym of Limnospira maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Nowicka-Krawczyk, Mühlsteinová & Hauer

Arthrospira maxima Setchell & N.L.Gardner

Type information
Type locality: Key Route Power-house, Oakland, California, U.S.A. (Gardner 1917: 377). Holotype: N.L. Gardner 3427; July 1916; floating in abundance among other Cyanophyceae in warm salt water. UC 205698 (Gardner 1917: 377).

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), largest.

No synonyms are currently included in AlgaeBase.

General environment
This is a brackish species.

Detailed distribution with sources
(as Spirulina maxima (Setchell & N.L.Gardner) Geitler)
Pacific Islands/Pacific Ocean: French Polynesia (Pari & N'Yeurt 1999).

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.

Created: 02 May 2002 by M.D. Guiry

Verified by: 26 January 2019 by M.D. Guiry

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Garnier, F., Etienne, A.-L. & Thomas, J.C. (1995). Transient association of a new protein with Spirulina maxima phycobilisomes in relation to light intensity. In: Mathis, P. (ed.): Photosynthesis: from Light to Biosphere, Vol IV: 433-436. ( Eds)
Zhou, Z.-G. & Liu, Z.-L. (1997). Effects of selenium on lipid peroxidation in Spirulina maxima. Botanica Marina 40: 107-112.

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