Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description of Aphanothece

Unicellular, may form colonies with oval-shaped or oblong cells clustered densely and evenly within firm and abundant mucilage, although the mucous sheaths of individual cells are indistinct. The colonies are often macroscopic, well-defined or irregular in shape, and may be free-floating or sedentary. The cells are gray, olive, or bright blue-green in color, and have granules but lack vacuoles. In colonies, the cells form a single layer often with cells that at least in regions seem to be aligned in rows. Some species reported as solitary motile forms, but edges of genus remain unclear.
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Ecology

Associations

Known predators

  • Martinez ND (1991) Artifacts or attributes? Effects of resolution on the Little Rock Lake food web. Ecol Monogr 61:367–392
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Evolution and Systematics

Evolution

Classification

In family Microcystaceae in Silva & Basson
  • Silva, C., P. Basson & R. Moe (1996). Catalogue of the Benthic Marine Algae of the Indian Ocean. Volume 79 of University of California Publications in Botany (ISBN 0-520-09810-2).
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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