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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Fructose uptake and influence on growth of and nitrogen fixation by Anabaena variabilis.
At the end of summer, Aphatocapsa sp, Coelomoron sp and Anabaena sp were punctually the main algal species.
Influencia del nitrato sobre la produccion de biomasa, pigmentos y proteinas de la cianobacteria Anabaena sp.
De la coleccion de cultivos del laboratorio de Fisiologia Vegetal de la Universidad de Regensburg en Alemania se obtuvieron las especies de Anabaena sp.
Effect of food availability on the response of planktonic rotifers to a toxic strain of the cyanobacterium Anabaena flos-aquae.
Earlier this summer, an anabaena species of blue-green algae - the same that affected Diamond Lake - caused Cougar Lake to be under an advisory for 35 days, ending July 19.
LISTA DE TAXA CATEGORIA CLASE: Cyanophycees Anabaena R Borzia R Calothrix R Chrococcus D Krichneriella C Melosira D Merismopedia D Navicula D Oscillatoria D Pinnularia sp.
ALGAE & FUNGI Pool A Pool B Pool C 1965/2010 1965x/2010 1965/2010 CYANOBACTERIA All taxa combined c/c c/c c/c Anabaena sp.