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Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2010, Vol 10, Num, 1     (Pages: 33-37)

Taxonomy and Description of the Three Marine Cyanophycean Algae from the Mediterranean Sea

Oğuz Kurt 1 ,Sevilay Ulcay 1 ,Ergün Taşkın 1 ,Mehmet Öztürk 1

1 Celal Bayar University, Faculty of Sciences and Arts, Department of Biology, 45140 Muradiye, Manisa, Turkey DOI : 10.4194/trjfas.2010.0105 Viewed : 1841 - Downloaded : 1732 In the present study, three marine Cyanophycean species from the Mediterranean are reported and described. These species were: Phormidium boryanum (Bory ex Gomont) Anagnostidis and Komárek (1988), Oscillatoria sancta f. caldariorum (Hauck) Lagerheim and Elenkin (1949) and Lyngbya anomala (C.B.Rao) Umezaki and Watanabe (1994), all members of the Oscillatoriales. The samples were collected from mid-littoral zones of Dikili Gulf (Aegean Sea, Turkey). The samples were kept in jars, fixed in 4% formaldehyde-sea water. The algae were identified under the microscope, mounted directly between lam and lamel. Current literature sources were used for the determinations. The photographs were taken using normal microphotography techniques. Data concerning distribution, morphology and ecology of each species are also given. Keywords : Cyanobacteria, Phormidium boryanum, Oscillatoria sancta f. caldariorum, Lyngbya anomala, Turkey