Ecomorphological variability of Arthrospira fusiformis (Cyanoprokaryota) in African soda lakes

  title={Ecomorphological variability of Arthrospira fusiformis (Cyanoprokaryota) in African soda lakes},
  author={Mary Nakabungo Kaggwa and Alfred Burian and Steve Omondi Oduor and Michael Schagerl},
The filamentous spirally coiled cyanoprokaryote Arthrospira fusiformis is found in extremely high densities in tropical soda lakes acting as driving force of the food web. We studied pronounced temporal morphological changes of Arthrospira in Kenyan soda lakes, Nakuru and Bogoria, and identified underlying key factors. Cell (diameter and height) and filament (height of coil, coil diameter, and number) dimensions were measured from weekly samples collected over a period of 16 months. In both… CONTINUE READING
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