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CYANOPHYTA (cyanobacteria, blue-green "algae", chloroplasts)


Rank Taxon #subtaxa #photos #macrophotos #microphotos #refs
Order CHROOCOCCALES (non-filamentous cyanobacteria) 3 14   20  
Order NOSTOCALES (an order of unbranched filamentous cyanobacteria) 7        
Family NOSTOCACEAE (a family of cyanobacteria) 2 2 1 18 1
Family RIVULARIACEAE (a family of cyanobacteria) 5 36   64  
Order OSCILLATORIALES (an order of primitive filamentous cyanobacteria) 2        
Genus Oscillatoria (a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria) 2     11 1

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

algaebase: algaebase
Kreutz, M. & Foissner, W., 2006 The Sphagnum Ponds of Simmelreid in Germany: a biodiversity hot-spot for microscopic Organisms

Freshwater and Terrestrial

Belcher, H. & Swale, E., 1976 A Beginner's Guide to Freshwater Algae
Image Archive / The Hilda Canter-Lund Collection: Image Archive / The Hilda Canter-Lund Collection
AlgaTerra Information System: AlgaTerra Information System
John, D.M., Whitton, B.A. and Brook, A.J., 2002 The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles
Pentecost, A., 1984 Introduction to Freshwater Algae
Prescott, G.W., 1979 How To Know the Freshwater Algae
West, G.S. & Fritsch, F.E., 1932 A Treatise on the Freshwater Algae
West, G.S., 1904 A Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae
AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of UK Freshwater Algae and Habitats: AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of UK Freshwater Algae and Habitats
Belcher, H. & Swale, E., 1979 An Illustrated Guide to River Phytoplankton


Jones, W.E., 1962 A Key to the genera of British Seaweeds
Newton, L, 1931 A Handbook of the British Seaweeds

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 9 general literature references to CYANOPHYTA (cyanobacteria, blue-green "algae", chloroplasts)

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BioInfo BioInfo ( has 15 feeding and other relationships of CYANOPHYTA (cyanobacteria, blue-green "algae", chloroplasts)

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