UTEX LB 2664
Microcystis aeruginosa

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Algae Detail

UTEX Number: 2664
Class: Cyanophyceae
Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
Media: Bold 3N Medium
Origin: W.P. Game Reserve, Winburg, South Africa
Description of Location: a toxic bloom that caused death of wild animals, Allemanskraal Dam
Type Culture: No
Collection:
Isolation: J.N. Eloff
Isolator Number: UWOCC 019
Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
Relatives:
Also Known As:
Notes: 11/23/81 to Parker as UV-019 from J.N. Eloff;(D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. comm.) Eloff reported that it was toxic* and has gas vesicles; cell diameter = 8.5 +/- 1.0µm at his standard conditions; (Amann & Eloff 1980, Eloff 1981)

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  • Algae Detail

    UTEX Number: 2664
    Class: Cyanophyceae
    Strain: Microcystis aeruginosa
    Media: Bold 3N Medium
    Origin: W.P. Game Reserve, Winburg, South Africa
    Description of Location: a toxic bloom that caused death of wild animals, Allemanskraal Dam
    Type Culture: No
    Collection:
    Isolation: J.N. Eloff
    Isolator Number: UWOCC 019
    Deposition: D. Parker (11/19/97)
    Relatives:
    Also Known As:
    Notes: 11/23/81 to Parker as UV-019 from J.N. Eloff;(D. Parker 6/15/98, pers. comm.) Eloff reported that it was toxic* and has gas vesicles; cell diameter = 8.5 +/- 1.0µm at his standard conditions; (Amann & Eloff 1980, Eloff 1981)





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