Synechococcus sp.

Epifluorescence with blue filter combination



Size: Length 1-3 µm

Resting spore:

Note: Most of the Synechococcus-like cells in Skagerrak are found as single cells or in pairs

Distinctive features:

Similar species:


Komarek, J. & Anagnostidis, K. 1986. Modern approach to the classification system of cyanophytes. 2. - Chroococcales. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl. 73, 2, Algological Studies. 43: 157-226.

Kuylenstierna, M. & Karlson, B. 1994. Seasonality and composition of pico- and nanoplanktonic cyanobacteria and protists in the Skagerrak. Botanica Marina 37: 17-33.

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