Klára Řeháková

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The plasticity of morphological features used for single morphospecies identification was studied under varied experimental conditions (temperature, light, nitrogen, phosphorus) in eight planktonic Anabaena strains. The strains represented all of the morphospecies with coiled trichomes commonly occurring in Central Europe (two strains of A. mendotae & A.(More)
Occurrences of rare cyanobacteria Anabaena reniformis Lemmerm. and Aphanizomenon aphanizomenoides (Forti) Horecká et Komárek were recently detected at several localities in the Czech Republic. Two monoclonal strains of An. reniformis and one strain of Aph. aphanizomenoides were isolated from distant localities and different sampling years. They were(More)
The effect of temperature, light and nutrient composition on morphological traits was determined in seven nostocacean cyanobacteria (Anabaena planctonica, A. sphaerica var. conoidea, A. spiroides, Aphanizomenon gracile, Nostoc sp., Scytonema sp., and Tolypothrix sp.). Their morphological variability was high but only some of the features showed changes(More)
The well-developed biological soil crusts cover up to 40% of the soil surface in the alpine and subnival zones of the Tibetan Plateau, accounting for a vast area of Asia. We investigated the diversity and biomass of the phototrophic part (Cyanobacteria) of the microbial community inhabiting biological soil crusts and uncrusted soils in their surroundings on(More)
BACKGROUND Cushion plants are commonly considered as keystone nurse species that ameliorate the harsh conditions they inhabit in alpine ecosystems, thus facilitating other species and increasing alpine plant biodiversity. A literature search resulted in 25 key studies showing overwhelming facilitative effects of different cushion plants and hypothesizing(More)
The environment of high-altitudinal cold deserts of Western Himalaya is characterized by extensive development of biological soil crusts, with cyanobacteria as dominant component. The knowledge of their taxonomic composition and dependency on soil chemistry and elevation is still fragmentary. We studied the abundance and the phylogenetic diversity of the(More)
The genera Dolichospermum (Ralfs ex Bornet et Flahault) Wacklin, L. Hoffm. et Komárek and Sphaerospermopsis Zapomělová, Jezberová, Hrouzek, Hisem, K. Řeháková et Komárk.-Legn. represent a highly diversified group of planktonic cyanobacteria that have been recently separated from the traditional genus Anabaena Bory ex Bornet et Flahault. In this study,(More)
The planktonic and benthic microbial communities in eight hypersaline evaporation ponds of Eilat, Israel, ranging in salinity between 58 and 329 g l−1, were studied by microscopic methods. Marked shifts in the species composition of phototrophic microbial communities were found along the salinity gradient. Planktonic communities consisted mainly of(More)
Methanogens typically occur in reduced anoxic environments. However, in recent studies it has been shown that many aerated upland soils, including desert soils also host active methanogens. Here we show that soil samples from high-altitude cold deserts in the western Himalayas (Ladakh, India) produce CH4 after incubation as slurry under anoxic conditions at(More)
Although phototrophic microbial communities are important components of soils in arid and semi-arid ecosystems around the world, the knowledge of their taxonomic composition and dependency on soil chemistry and vegetation is still fragmentary. We studied the abundance and the diversity of cyanobacteria and eukaryotic microalgae along altitudinal gradients(More)