Table 2.

Morphotypes identified by microscopy in Lake Cisóand Lake Vilar, including some phenotypic characteristics and mean cell sizes

MorphotypeMorphologyCell size (μm)Presence in:Reference(s)Related sequence(s)a
Lake CisóLake Vilar
Amoebobacter Coccus1.5-2.5+ 46 CIBAC-7
ThiocystisclassOvoid3.0-4.0 × 5.0-6.0b + 46 CIBAC-15
LargeChromatium Rod4.0-6.0 × 8.0+ 47 None
SmallChromatium Rod2.0 × 4.0+ 47 None
Chlorobium Rod0.8 × 2.0-2.5++ 47 CIBAC-3, VIBAC-6
Synechococcus Coccus1.5-2.0+This studyVIBAC-3, VICYA-1
Pseudanabaena Long filament+This studyCICYA-2
Plagiopyla-Metopus Autofluorescent, rod-shaped endosymbiont cells++ 12,30 CIARC-1, VIARC-3
Cryptomonas Chloroplast++ 46 CIBAC-9, CICYA-1, VICYA-2
Other prokaryotesNo distinctive morphological traits++ 29; this studyMore than 20c
  • a Sequence(s) retrieved which could correspond to the morphotype.

  • b Includes the morphotype designated C. minus-like in previous papers on Lake Cisó (46).

  • c See Table 3.