Synura petersenii

Name Synura petersenii
Class Synurophyceae, NCBI Taxonomy
Size

Length: 13 - 25 µm

Width: 10 - 13 µm

Morphology Unicellular, flagellate colony
Toxic
No
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).






References:

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.