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Tolypothrix tenuis Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault

Empire Prokaryota
Kingdom Eubacteria
Subkingdom Negibacteria
Phylum Cyanobacteria
Class Cyanophyceae
Subclass Nostocophycidae
Order Nostocales
Family Tolypothrichaceae
Genus Tolypothrix


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Tolypothrix tenuis Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault
Spain, Galicia, A Coruña, Corrubedo saltmarsh, 1998. Ignacio Bárbara. © Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es).


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Tolypothrix tenuis Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault Spain, Galicia, A Coruña, Corrubedo saltmarsh, 1998
© Ignacio Bárbara (barbara@udc.es)

Publication details
Tolypothrix tenuis Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault 1886: 122

Published in: Bornet, É. & Flahault, C. (1886 '1887'). Revision des Nostocacées hétérocystées contenues dans les principaux herbiers de France (Troisième fragment). Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Botanique, Septième série 5: 51-129.
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Publication date: 1 Jan 1886

Type species
The type species (lectotype) of the genus Tolypothrix is Tolypothrix distorta Kützing ex Bornet & Flahault.

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

Origin of species name
Adjective (Latin), thin, fine, slender (Stearn 1973).

Heterotypic Synonym(s)
Tolypothrix inflata Ghose 1927
Scytonema exile L.Hoffmann 1986

General environment
This is a freshwater species.

Type information
Type locality: bei Schleusingen (Silva 1996-to date). Type: stehenden Gewassern . (Silva 1996-to date

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Key references
Chu Hoajan [Chu, H.J.] et al. (2007). Flora algarum sinicarum aquae dulcis Tomus IX Cyanophyta Hormogonophyceae. pp. [1-8], i-xviii, 1-312, incl. pls I-CIX. Beijing: Science Press.

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]

Loza, V., Berrendero, E., Perona, E. & Mateo, P. (2013). Polyphasic characterization of benthic cyanobacterial diversity from biofilms of the Guadarrama river (Spain): morphological, molecular, and ecological approaches. Journal of Phycology 49(2): 282-297.

Matula, J., Pietryka, M., Richter, D. & Wojtun, B. (2007). Cyanoprokaryota and algae of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems in the Hornsund area, Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Research 28(4): 283-315.

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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Frackowiak, D., Niedbalska, M., Cegielski, R., Romanowski, M. & Erokhina, L.G. (1990). Polarized spectra of immobilized phycobilisomes isolated from Tolypothrix tenuis. Photosynthetica 24(2): 201-208.
Ohki, K. & Gantt, E. (1983). Functional phycobilisomes from Tolypothrix tenuis (Cyanophyta) grown heterotrophically in the dark. Journal of Phycology 19: 359-364, 4 figs, 1 table.
Watanabe, A. (1959). On the mass culturing of a nitrogen-fixing alga, Tolypothrix tenuis. Journal of General Microbiology 5: 85-91.
Watanabe, A., Hattori, T., Fujita, T. & Kiyohara, T. (1959). Large-scale culture of a blue-green algae, Tolypothrix tenuis, utilizing hot spring and natural gas as heat and carbon dioxide sources. Journal of General Microbiology 5: 51-57.

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