Anabaena


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Anabaena

(an'ă-bē'nă),
A genus of Cyanobacteria found in fresh water that can cause odor in water supplies; although not invasive pathogens, they produce potent saxitoxinlike neurotoxins that can poison farm animals that ingest heavily infected pond water.

Anabaena

A genus of filamentous cyanobacteria which form colonies of plankton that are capable of nitrogen fixation. Anabaena is ecologically important in wet tropical soils and is symbiotic with the mosquito fern Azolla.

Anabaena

(an″ă-bē′nă) [L. fr. Gr. anabainein, to go up]
A genus of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) that live as plankton in fresh and saltwater. Some species produce neurotoxins.

Anabaena

a genus of planktonic Cyanobacteria which frequents still, fresh water. Important because of its capacity to produce potent toxins including anatoxin, saxitoxin and microcystin. Causes nervous syndrome, highly fatal within a few hours, and hepatic necrosis with photosensitization. Called also water bloom. Includes A. circinalis, A. flos-aquae, A. spiroides.
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In August of 2003, in situ mesocosms were deployed in the reservior to observe zooplankton growth given two different algal food sources: Anabaena sp.
She had hypothesized that Anabaena would exhibit the ability to photoprotect against UVR damage, and, through a rigorous methodology, proved her hypothesis.
Table I: Biomas (dry), chlorophyll and decolorization (%) of different concentrations of dye by Anabaena sp.
Besides the whole lake measurements, its individual basins were also analysed, particularly since Gloeotrichia and Anabaena preferred the northern eutrophic part, L.
Chlorophyll a fluorescence and photosynthetic activity as tools for the evaluation of simazine toxicity to protosiphon botryoides and Anabaena variabilis.
On Tuesday, state officials added a public health advisory after tests showed that the density of the algae - officially called Anabaena planctonica - is 3 million cells per millileter, said Ken Kauffman, an environmental health specialist with the state Department of Human Services.
Long-term persistence of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae 01 in the mucilaginous sheath of a blue-green alga, Anabaena variabilis.
Azolla-Anabaena is a symbiotic complex in which the endophytic blue-green alga Anabaena azollae Strasburger lives within the leaf cavities of the water fern Azolla Lam.
12] expressed copper-induced changes in protein profiling of Anabaena doliolum subjected to short- and longterm treatments.
the summer peak is comprised of cyanobacteria (alternately the genera Gloeotrichia, Anabaena, Aphanizomenon, and Microcystis).
The blue green algae, or anabaena spiroides - occurs naturally in inland waters, estuaries and seas.