TABLE 1.

Characteristics of the Microcystis strains used in this study

CodeOriginSourceaMicrocystin(s) producedPresence of phycoerythrinCompetition expt no.
V145Lake Volkerak, The NetherlandsUvANone1
V163Lake Volkerak, The NetherlandsUvALR and 3 unidentified variants+1
CYA43United StatesNIVANone2 and 3
CYA140Bendig's Pond, Bruno, CanadaNIVALR2 and 3
  • a UvA, algal culture collection of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; NIVA, algal culture collection of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Oslo, Norway.