Cyanobacteria Gallery #1

Forms Lacking Specialized Cells

Cyanobacteria is a large and diverse group with partly unresolved phylogeny, so here I divide its members into phenetically-based galleries following Graham and Wilcox (2000).


Unicellular or Colonial Forms Lacking Specialized Cells

Aphanocapsa

1. Aphanocapsa
 

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  Rice Lake from northern shore
surface plankton tow
9/27/05
20°C
 
2. Aphanocapsa
 

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Snowmobile Trail 17 marsh #1
aquatic plant sample
7/15/10
pH 6.8, 29°C, 79 uS
 
3. Aphanocapsa
 

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    Scales Creek, below beaver dam
plant detritus sample
6/3/10
pH 6.9, 18°C, 113 uS
 
4. Aphanocapsa
 

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  Fulton Creek beaver pond
plankton tow
7/21/10
pH 7.4, 28°C, 464 uS
 
5. Aphanocapsa
 

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  Dollar bay at marina
aquatic plant sample
8/12/10
pH 8.4, 26°C, 130 uS
 

Aphanothece

1. Aphanothece
 

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  old Superior Mine pond
plant detritus sample
9/26/05
15°C
 
2. Aphanothece
 

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old Laurium dump pond
plankton tow
6/8/10
pH 6.9, 18°C, 77 uS
 
3. Aphanothece
 

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  Moyle Concrete pond
plankton tow
10/23/07
 
4. Aphanothece
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
10/23/07
 

Chroococcus

1. Chroococcus turgidus
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
10/23/07
 
2. Chroococcus turgidus
 

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    same as above
 
3. Chroococcus turgidus
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
10/23/07
 
4. Chroococcus limneticus
 

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  Lake Superior out of Keweenaw Bay
oblique plankton tow
9/18/05
19°C
 
5. Chroococcus limneticus
 

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    same as above
 
6. Chroococcus
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
5/20/10
22°C
 

Coelosphaerium

1. Coelosphaerium
 

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    Dollar Bay from boat
aquatic plant sample
9/26/01
 
2. Coelosphaerium
 

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  Sturgeon River Sloughs site #1
aquatic plant sample
10/20/05
10.5°C
 

Cyanothece

This genus includes species that were previously members of Synechococcus (Wehr and Sheath 2003).

1. Cyanothece aeruginosa
 

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    Torch Lake at Lake Linden boat launch
surface plankton tow
10/10/01
pH 7.7, 16°C
 
2. Cyanothece aeruginosa
 

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    same as above
 

Eucapsis

1. Eucapsis
 

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    Thirteen Mile Lake, nearby bog
plankton tow
6/17/10
pH 4.5, 22°C,18 uS
 
2. Eucapsis
 

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    Thirteen Mile Lake, nearby bog
plant detritus sample
6/17/10
pH 4.5, 22°C, 18 uS
 
3. Eucapsis
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
9/13/05
pH 5.1, 22.2°C
 
4. Eucapsis
 

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  old Laurium dump pond
plant detritus sample
10/25/07
7.5°C
 

Gloeocapsa

1. Gloeocapsa
 

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Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
8/5/10
pH 6.0, 23°C, 34 uS
 
2. Gloeocapsa
 

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same as above
 
3. Gloeocapsa
 

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  same as above
 

Gomphosphaeria

1. Gomphosphaeria lacustris
 

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Dollar Bay from boat
oblique plankton tow
7/29/10
pH 8.9, 27°C, 133 uS
 
2. Gomphosphaeria lacustris
 

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  Dollar Bay from boat
surface plankton tow
9/18/05
21°C
 
3. Gomphosphaeria lacustris
 

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  same as above
 
4. Gomphosphaeria aponina
 

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    Portage Lake from boat
oblique plankton tow
9/18/05
20°C
 

Merismopedia

1. Merismopedia elegans
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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
8/5/10
pH 6.0, 23°C, 34 uS
 
2. Merismopedia elegans
 

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    Perrault Bog
floating algal mass
6/17/10
pH 5.0, 23°C, 41 uS
 
3. Merismopedia
 

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    same as above
 
4. Merismopedia
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
10/23/07
 
5. Merismopedia
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
10/23/07
 

Microcystis

1. Microcystis
 

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    Arnheim Sloughs site #5
surface plankton tow
10/20/05
14°C
 
2. Microcystis
 

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    Dollar Bay from boat
surface plankton tow
9/18/05
21°C
 
3. Microcystis
 

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  Dollar Bay at boat launch
surface plankton tow
9/21/05
20.5°C
 

Synechococcus

 

1. Synechococcus
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
9/5/01
pH 3.8, 26°C
 
2. Synechococcus
 

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    Perrault Bog
plant detritus sample
9/10/01
 

Woronichinia

Coelosphaerium naegelianum is a synonym of W. naegeliana (Wehr and Sheath 2003).

1. Woronichinia naegeliana
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    old Superior Mine pond
surface plankton tow
9/5/01
pH 6.5, 27°C
 
2. Woronichinia naegeliana
 

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  Dollar Bay from boat
oblique plankton tow
7/29/10
pH 8.9, 27°C, 133 uS
 
3. Woronichinia naegeliana
 

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  Dollar Bay at marina
plankton tow
8/12/10
pH 8.4, 26°C, 130 uS
 
4. Woronichinia naegeliana
 

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  Dollar Bay from shore
surface plankton tow
6/19/07
19°C
 

Filamentous Forms Lacking Specialized Cells

Lyngbya

1. Lyngbya
 

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  Lake Annie Rd farm pond
macro-algae sample
10/3/01
 
2. Lyngbya
 

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    Sturgeon River Sloughs site #2
plankton tow
5/27/10
22°C
 
3. Lyngbya
 

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    Pike Bay from boat
surface plankton tow
7/29/10
pH 8.5, 25°C, 204 uS
 

Oscillatoria

1. Oscillatoria princeps
 

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old Superior Mine pond
filamentous algae sample
9/26/05
15°C
 
2. Oscillatoria
 

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  Scales Creek, below beaver dam
plant detritus sample
6/3/10
pH 6.9, 18°C, 113 uS
 
3. Oscillatoria
 

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  Snowmobile Trail 17 marsh #2
plankton tow
7/15/10
pH 6.7, 26°C, 162 uS
 
4. Oscillatoria
 

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Snowmobile Trail 17 marsh #3
aquatic plant sample
7/15/10
pH 7.6, 25°C, 58 uS
 
5. Oscillatoria
 

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  Osceola pond #1
plankton tow
7/16/10
pH 8.4, 24°C, 229 uS
 
6. Oscillatoria
 

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    Arnheim Sloughs site #2
aquatic plant sample
5/27/10
22°C
 

Spirulina

1. Spirulina princeps
 

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    Sturgeon River Sloughs site #1
aquatic plant sample
10/20/05
10.5°C
 
2. Spirulina major
 

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  Dover Creek, pool at US-41
surface plankton tow
10/11/05
11°C
 
3. Spirulina laxa
 

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    same as above
 
4. Spirulina
 

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    old Laurium dump pond
plant detritus sample
6/8/10
pH 6.9, 18°C, 77 uS
 
5. Spirulina
 

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  Sturgeon River Sloughs site #2
plankton tow
5/27/10
22°C
 

Trichodesmium

1. Trichodesmium lacustre
 

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Dollar Bay at marina
plankton tow
8/12/10
pH 8.4, 26°C, 130 uS