Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria): A Brief Historic Overview and Recent Discovery in the Assiniboine River (Canada)
Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Woloszynska) Seenayya et Subba Raju is a freshwater planktonic nitrogen fixing filamentous toxic cyanobacterium (blue-green alga, cyanoprokaryote) belonging to the order Nostocales. Historically, it was thought to be a tropical or subtropical alga but in the past 26 years since it was recorded in Hungary in 1978, it has been found in increasing abundance in rivers and shallow water bodies in temperate regions of Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America by several researchers including most recently Branco & Senna (1991), Padisak (1997), Chapman & Schelske (1997), Fabbro et al. (1996), Dvorak & Hasler (2007). Komarek & Komarkova (2003) give a comprehensive summary of the nomenclature changes, phenotypic plasticity and historic distribution record to 2002. Komarek & Komarkova (2003) note the first European record was by SKUJA in his 1937 documentation of Greek and middle Asian algae.
Publisher - Czech Phycological Society
Subjects - Cyanobacteria, Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii
Citation: Kling HJ. 2009. Cylindrospermopsis Raciborskii (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria): A Brief Historic Overview and Recent Discovery in the Assiniboine River (Canada). Fottea; 9(1):45-47 http://www.fottea.cz/_contents/F09-1-2009-02.pdf