Table 1.

Nodularia strains used for morphologic and molecular characterization

StrainaSpeciesbGeographic origin Yr of isolation Isolation habitat
Hübel 1988/306a N. spumigenaBaltic Sea (Kleiner Jasmunder Bodden) 1988Plankton
Hübel 1988/306b N. spumigena Baltic Sea (Kleiner Jasmunder Bodden) 1988Plankton
Hübel 1987/310 N. spumigena Baltic Sea (Vitter Bodden) 1987 Plankton
Hübel 1987/311 N. spumigena Baltic Sea (Vitter Bodden) 1987 Plankton
NSPI-05 N. spumigena Peel Inlet, Australia 1992Plankton
NSOR-12 N. spumigena Orielton Lagoon, Australia 1993 Plankton
GR8b N. spumigena Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1992 Plankton
BY1 N. balticaBaltic Sea (Arkona Sea) 1986 Plankton
F81Nodularia sp. Baltic Sea (Baltic Proper) 1987Plankton
AV3 Nodularia sp. Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1987 Plankton
AV63 N. spumigena Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1987 Plankton
HEM Nodularia sp.Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1987 Plankton
UP16a N. sphaerocarpa Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1994 Plankton
UP16f N. sphaerocarpa Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) 1994Plankton
HKVV N. sphaerocarpa Baltic Sea (Stockholm archipelago) cWater
PCC73104/1 N. sphaerocarpa Spotted Lake, British Columbia, Canada 1972 Alkaline soil
Hübel 1983/300N. harveyana Baltic Sea (Hiddensee) 1983 Benthic microbial mat
PCC7804 Nodularia sp. Dax, France1966 Thermal spring
  • a Culture collections: Hübel, M. Hübel of E.-M.-Arndt University Greifswald, Biological Station Hiddensee, Kloster, Germany; NS, S. Blackburn, CSIRO, Tasmania, Australia; PCC, Pasteur Institute Culture Collection, Paris, France. The remaining strains are from our own culture collection at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. References: HKVV(40); PCC73104/1 (41); F81, AV3, AV63, and HEM (42); BY1 (43); Hübel 1988/306a, Hübel 1988/306b, and Hübel 1983/300 (17); GR8b, NSPI-05, NSOR-12, PCC7804, UP16a, and UP16f (20).

  • b Species names are based on morphologic criteria as described in Komárek et al. (17).

  • c —, Not known.