Synura petersenii

Name Synura petersenii
Class Synurophyceae, NCBI Taxonomy

Length: 13 - 25 µm

Width: 10 - 13 µm

Morphology Unicellular, flagellate colony
Regime Freshwater
Strain Source CCMP854

Synura petersenii belongs to the class Synurophyceae. This class has about 150 species of silica-scaled algae (Andersen and Preisig 2002a)

Synura petersenii . The 91.5 kb chloroplast genome of this alga has been partially characterized (Wee et al. 1993). This oligotrophic, freshwater alga is a nuisance species in that it produces volatile organic compounds that impart an unpleasant taste and odor to drinking water (Watson et al. 2001).


Andersen, R. A. and H. Preisig (2002a).
Synurophyceae. in An Illustrated Guide to the Protozoa: 2nd Ed. P. C. Bradbury, eds. Society of Protozoologists, Lawrence, KS. pp. 759-775.

Watson, S. B., T. Satchwill, E. Dixon and E. McCauley (2001). Under-ice blooms and source-water odor in a nutrient-poor reservoir: biological, ecological and applied perspectives. Fresh Water Biol. 46: 1553-1567

Wee, J., J. Chesnick and R. A. Cattolico (1993). Partial characterization of the chloroplast genome from the chromophytic alga Synura petersenii (Synurophyceae). J. Phycol. 29: 96-99.