Crinalium epipsammum CCY1101


Description: Crinalium epipsammum is a filamentous cyanobacteria with trichomes composed of elliptical cells rather than circular. It is a terrestrial cyanobacteria growing in moving sand.

Isolated from: Dutch North Sea cost, The Netherlands.

Type of sample: sediment.

Incubation T°: 23°C.

Light cycle: 16 light/ 8 dark

Medium: BG11

Strain description
ssu rRNA sequence

Stal L. J., Heyer H., Jacobs G., 1990. Occurrence and role of poly-hydroxy-alkanoate in the cyanobacterium Oscillatoria limosaNovel Biodegradable Microbial Polymers. 186: 435-438.

Winder de B., Stal L. J., Mur L. R., 1990. Crinalium epipsammum sp. nov.: a filamentous cyanobacterium with trichomes composed of elliptical cells and containing poly-ß-(1,4) glucar (cellulose). Microbiology. 136: 1645-1653.

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