Cyanobacteria ID help.

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leobalbi
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Cyanobacteria ID help.

Post by leobalbi »

Hello folks!
I hope you all had a great new year.
Making pineapple seedlings in water, I noticed that the water in some jars were turning green. Looking under the microscope, I found many algae and also cyanobacteria. They appear to be Anabaena sp. but I'm not sure. If someone could point to to some bibliography, I will be immensely grateful.
Best's
Leonardo Balbi


anabaena_heterocisto_40__optovar_1_6_DIC_resized.jpg
Obj. 40/0.75 - optovar 1.6 - DIC
anabaena_40__optovar_1_6_DIC_resized.jpg
Obj. 40/0.75 - optovar 1.6 - DIC

Yeah, I know... I need to clean the camera sensor... Shame on me! But is in the plans for the next days!

Robert Berdan
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Re: Cyanobacteria ID help.

Post by Robert Berdan »

Hi it appears to be a species belonging to the genus Anabaena - search Google images and you find the exact species.

Cheers
Rob

leobalbi
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Re: Cyanobacteria ID help.

Post by leobalbi »

Thanks Robert!

I'm currently looking trough photos on web to see if find a species level correlation, but I'm probably stay just with the genus!

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Balbi

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