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How diverse are coccoid cyanobacteria? A case study of terrestrial habitats from the Atlantic Rainforest (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

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Autor(es):
Gama, Jr., Watson Arantes [1] ; Laughinghouse, Haywood Dail [2, 3] ; St Anna, Celia Leite [1]
Número total de Autores: 3
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Nucleo Pesquisa Ficol, Inst Bot, BR-1031970 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Smith Coll, Dept Biol Sci, Northampton, MA 01063 - USA
[3] Smithsonian Inst, Dept Bot, Natl Museum Nat Hist, Washington, DC 20013 - USA
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: PHYTOTAXA; v. 178, n. 2, p. 61-97, SEP 12 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 13
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The present study analyzed 267 samples of terrestrial habitats from different fragmented areas of the Atlantic Rainforest located in Sao Paulo State (southeastern Brazil), finding 61 taxa of coccoid cyanobacteria, 21 of which we were only capable of identifying at the generic level. The samples were examined using light microscopy and populations were morphometrically separated and taxonomically identified. Among the identified taxa, we propose the elevation of Chroococcus turgidus var. subviolaceus to Chroococcus subviolaceus comb. et stat. nov. Due to the high species richness found, we assume that the Atlantic Rainforest is a `hotspot' of coccoid cyanobacterial diversity and should be better studied, in addition to other tropical ecosystems and terrestrial habitats, which have been shown to be suitable places for cyanobacterial diversity establishment. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 12/16430-1 - Caracterização molecular e fenotípica de gêneros das famílias Synechococcaceae e Chroococcaceae (Cyanobacteria) de ambientes terrestres da Mata Atlântica, SP, Brasil
Beneficiário:Watson Arantes Gama Júnior
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Doutorado