Phylogenetic evaluation of cyanobacteria preserved as historic herbarium exsiccata.

Dried herbarium specimens of cyanobacteria (exsiccata) deposited over 100 years ago were analysed and characterized using combined morphological and molecular approaches. Six representative coccoid and filamentous cyanobacteria from two historic collections and a 15-year-old air-dried environmental sample were studied. Morphological features observed by… (More)