Cyanophyta: Synechococcales

This is a very large, morphologically diverse group of prokaryotic organisms. This course covers the 6 of the 11 families of common, planktonic genera within the Order Synechococcales. The course has been split into four (4) modules

Module 1: Introduction to Synechococcales

Order Synechococcales

  • Characteristics of this Order

Overview of taxonomy

  • Coelosphaeriaceae
    • Coelosphaerium, Coelomoron, Snowella, Woronichinia
  • Leptolyngbyaceae
    • Planktolyngbya, Limnolyngbya
  • Romeriaceae
    • Romeria
  • Merismopediaceae
    • Aphanocapsa, Eucapsis, Merismopedia, Pannus, Synechocystis
  • Pseudanabaenaceae
    • Pseudanabaena, Limnothrix
  • Synechococcaceae
    • Anathece, Cyanodictyon, Cyanogranis, Cyanocatena, Lemmermanniella, Rhabdoderma, Rhabdogloea, Synechococcus, Cyanonephron

Module 2: Synechococcales I

  • Colonial Synechococcales; genera with simple primary structure
    • Aphanocapsa spp.
    • Anathece spp.
    • Cyanogranis spp.
    • Synechocystis spp.
    • Cyanocatena imperfecta
    • Cyanocatena planctonica
    • Pannus spp.

Module 3: Synechococcales II

  • Colonial Synechococcales; genera with secondary structure
    • Cyanonephron spp.
    • Snowella spp.
    • Eucapsis spp.
    • Woronichinia naegliana
    • Woronichinia spp.
    • Cyanodictyon spp.
    • Rhabdogloea spp.
    • Rhabdoderma spp.
    • Synechococcus spp.
    • Merismopedia marsonii
    • Merismopedia punctata
    • Merismopedia danubiana
    • Merismopedia tenuissima and M. delicatissima

Module 4: Synechococcales III

  • Filamentous Synechococcales
    • Pseudanabaena limnetica
    • Pseudanabaena mucicola
    • Pseudanabaena galeata
    • Planktolyngbya limnetica
    • Planktonlyngbya minor
    • Planktolyngbya microspira
    • Limnolyngbya circumcreta
    • Romeria elegans

 

There are no modules in this training course.