J Syst Evol ›› 2007, Vol. 45 ›› Issue (5): 727-741.DOI: 10.1360/aps06156

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Taxonomic notes on water bloom forming Microcystis species (Cyanophyta) from China—An example from samples of the Dianchi Lake

YU Gong‐Liang, SONG Li‐Rong, LI Ren‐Hui*   

  1. (Institute of Hydrobiology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, China)reli@ihb.ac.cn
  • Received:2006-09-30 Published:2007-09-18

Abstract: Ten common species of Microcystis, based on the examination of water samples from the Dianchi Lake, Yunnan, China, were morphologically described, and their taxonomy was also discussed. They are Microcystis aeruginosa, M. botrys, M. firma, M. flos-aquae, M. ichthyoblabe, M. novacekii, M. pseudofilamentosa, M. smithii, M. viridis and M. wesenbergii. Taxonomic status of other Microcystis species reported in China was also evaluated.
Key words Cyanophyta, Microcystis, morphology, taxonomy, China.

Key words: Cyanophyta, Microcystis, morphology, taxonomy, China