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Sequences [ 5 ]
EMBL/Genbank Links
(Bold text = submission by CCAP staff or collaborators)
Division/Phylum: Cyanophyta Class: Cyanophyceae Order: Nostocales

Note: for strains where we have DNA barcodes we can be reasonably confident of identity, however for those not yet sequenced we rely on morphology and the original identification, usually made by the depositor. Although CCAP makes every effort to ensure the correct taxonomic identity of strains, we cannot guarantee that a strain is correctly identified at the species, genus or class levels. On this basis users are responsible for confirming the identity of the strain(s) they receive from us on arrival before starting experiments.
For strain taxonomy we generally use AlgaeBase for algae and Adl et al. (2019) for protists.

Culture media, purity and growth conditions:
Medium: JM; Bacteria present; maintained by serial subculture and cryopreserved;
Authority(Brébisson ex Bornet & Flahault) Wacklin, Hoffmann & Komárek 2009
IsolatorBooker & Walsby (1976)
Collection Site Windermere, Cumbria, England, UK
Notes filament with differentiated cells (akinete/heterocyst); Reisolation of "FBA L102", which was CCAP 1403/13B; LC-MS analysis by RGU in 2021 for cylindrospermopsins, microcystins and anatoxins: None Detected.
Axenicity Status Bacteria present
Area Europe
Country UK
Environment Freshwater
Group Cyanobacteria
Pathogen Not pathogenic: Hazard Class 1
Strain Maintenance Sheet SM_FreshwaterCyanobacteria.pdf
Toxin Producer Not Toxic / No Data
Type Culture No
Taxonomy WoRMS ID 623803
Synonyms Anabaena flos-aquae
Formerly Listed in CCAP asAnabaena flos-aquae Brébisson ex Bornet & Flauhault 1886

CCAP 1403/13F

Dolichospermum flos-aquae

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