Strain Information: 1459/41

Division/Phylum: Cyanophyta    Class: Cyanophyceae    Order: Oscillatoriales


Planktothrix rubescens (De Candolle ex Gomont) Anagnostidis & Komárek (1988)

CCAP 1459/41
Isolator: Walsby (1993)
Origin: Freshwater; Lake Zürich, Switzerland
Culture: Medium BG11; Bacteria present; sub; contaminated with green unicellular alga
Other: Orig. desig. Strain 16; BC Pla 9316; formerly listed as Oscillatoria rubescens;
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References [7]   EMBL Links
Walsby AE (2005) Stratification by cyanobacteria in lakes: a dynamic buoyancy model indicates size limitations met by Planktothrix rubescens filaments. New Phytologist 168: 365-376.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01508.x

Walsby AE, Schanz F & Schmid M (2006) The Burgundy-blood phenomenon: a model of buoyancy change explains autumnal waterblooms by Planktothrix rubescens in Lake Zürich. New Phytologist 169: 109-122.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2005.01567.x

Walsby AE, Ng G, Dunn C & Davis PA (2004) Comparison of the depth where Planktothrix rubescens stratifies and the depth where the daily insolation supports its neutral buoyancy. New Phytologist 162: 133-145.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2004.01020.x

Walsby AE, Avery A & Schanz F (1998) The critical pressures of gas vesicles in Planktothrix rubescens in relation to the depth of winter mixing in Lake Zurich, Switzerland. Journal of Plankton Research 20: 1357-1375.
DOI: 10.1093/plankt/20.7.1357

Becker S, Hayes PK & Walsby AE (2005) Different gvpC length variants are transcribed within single filaments of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix rubescens. Microbiology 151: 59-67.
DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.27402-0

Beard SJ, Davis PA, Iglesias-Rodriguez D, Skulberg OM & Walsby AE (2000) Gas vesicle genes in Planktothrix spp. from Nordic lakes: Strains with weak gas vesicles possess a longer variant of gvpC. Microbiology 146: 2009-2018.
DOI: none

Durrer M, Zimmermann U & Juttner F (1999) Dissolved and particle-bound geosmin in a mesotrophic lake (Lake Zurich): Spatial and seasonal distribution and the effect of grazers. Water Research 33: 3628-3636.
DOI: 10.1016/S0043-1354(99)00069-X

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Catalogue updated: 2 September 2016