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Problems related to the growth of blue-green algal populations.

Samuel Ivan Heaney

Problems related to the growth of blue-green algal populations.

by Samuel Ivan Heaney

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Published by The Author] in [S.l .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (D. Phil.) - New University of Ulster, 1973.

The Physical Object
Pagination176p.
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13873101M

  Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are non-pathogenic photosynthetic bacteria that grow in outdoor water bodies and produce toxins such as microcystins, cylindrospermopsin and anatoxin-a. This fact sheet is meant to help veterinarians with diagnosis and treatment options.   The Blue-Green Algae attempts to assemble a unified picture of blue-green algae as living organisms. It describes the organism’s general features of form and structure, cellular organization, cell biology, gas vacuoles, and movements. The book addresses the culture, nutrition, growth, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, heterotrophy, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, differentiation 1/5(1).

The Blue-Green Algae attempts to assemble a unified picture of blue-green algae as living organisms. It describes the organism's general features of form and structure, cellular organization, cell biology, gas vacuoles, and : G Fogg.   The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries - and in many cases the.

Cyanobacteria blooms are sometimes called blue-green algae. In fact, cyanobacteria can cause blooms in a range of colours, including bright blue, red, brown and green. You can find cyanobactoria in all kinds of bodies of water but is more common for them to grow in shallow, slow moving or still water. cate that the occurrence of algal blooms is related to. formerly known as blue-green algae, are pro- for algal growth but other nutrients, such as phosphate.


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Problems related to the growth of blue-green algal populations by Samuel Ivan Heaney Download PDF EPUB FB2

It describes the organism’s general features of form and structure, cellular organization, cell biology, gas vacuoles, and movements. The book addresses the culture, nutrition, growth, photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, heterotrophy, respiration, nitrogen metabolism, differentiation, reproduction, and life cycles of the blue-green algae.

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are blooming in waters around the world. Earlier this summer, a massive blue-green algae bloom that originated in Florida’s Lake Okeechobee covered nearby major river and canal systems, and eventually caused the Governor to declare a State of Emergency along Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Blue-green algae are naturally occurring organisms that live in rivers, lakes and waterways. Blue-green algae are actually a type of bacteria known as Cyanobacteria. Despite being called algae, they only have some things in common—they photosynthesise using light to produce oxygen and they need sunlight to grow.

Blue-green algae are a natural part of the freshwater environment. and often stopped growth, but did not induce akinete formation in either of the algal isolates or in any of the populations collected from the lakes.

With the deterioration of conditions required for vegetative growth in batch culture, many species of heterocystous filamentous blue-green algae undergo. The excessive algal growth, or algal bloom, becomes visible to the naked eye and can be green, blue-green, red, or brown, depending on the type of algae.

Algae are always present in natural bodies of water like oceans, lakes, and rivers, but only a few types can produce toxins. Blue green algae feed on these deposits — so as more of these nutrients become available, more algae will form. Water temperature: Algal blooms grow in warm water.

Often, high water temperatures are difficult to control because they can be caused by increased levels of floating sediment, exposure to sunlight or warmer weather. Blue-green algae and harmful algal blooms Summertime in Minnesota: When in doubt, best keep out.

When temperatures climb and the summer sun beats down, conditions are ripe for Minnesota lakes to produce harmful algae blooms, some of which can be harmful to pets and humans.

A HAB can occur in fresh, marine (salt), and brackish (a mixture of fresh and salt) water bodies around the world HABs have occurred in every region of the United States 50% of states report a HAB every year in a freshwater body, and all coastal states report HABs in marine waters HABs are caused by organisms called phytoplankton, some of which can produce toxins 7,8.

Problems with blue-green algae. A number of environmental conditions need to be in place for an algal bloom to occur. These include sunlight, nutrients as well as weather and flow conditions that lead to separation of the water into layers, usually with a layer of warm surface water which does not mix with a colder deeper layer.

In general, though, algal populations are highest in the surface 10 cm of soil (Curl and Truelove, ). Typical algal populations close to the soil surface can range from to 10, per gram of soil, but where a visible algal bloom has developed there can be millions of algal cells per gram of soil.

The term "algal bloom" is defined inconsistently depending on the scientific field and can range between a "minibloom" of harmless algae to a large, harmful bloom event. Since 'algae' is a broad term including organisms of widely varying sizes, growth rates, and nutrient requirements, there is no officially recognized threshold level as to what is defined as a bloom.

Animals can be exposed to blue-green algae and its toxins by: Contacting any infected water body including lakes, rivers, ponds, etc. Because animals are attracted to blue-green algae, they drink the water and eat algal material.

Dogs in particular lick algae caught in their fur after being in the water. Unmanaged blue-green algal growth in aquaculture ponds cause poor water quality following algal degradation. When algae reach their maximum growth phase, they flourish for a period and then die.

This is known as an algal “crash”. After a crash or periodical collapse of algal populations, the. visible colonies, called an algal bloom. Cyanobacteria have been linked to human and animal illnesses around the world.

Although there are 50 or so types of freshwater blue-green algae, the species most often related to poisoning are Anabaena, Aphanizomenon and Microcystis - sometimes referred to as Annie, Fannie, and Mike.

Because of the evolutionary function of blue-green algae (BGA) to biodegrade matter, effluents into Oklahoma’s water system encourage algal blooms that produce toxins that target the nervous system, the brain and the liver. Toxins are lethal or debilitating, even in small amounts. Vulnerable populations, like.

CONTENTS Why Study Blue-Green Algae - W. Edmondson Problems in the Laboratory Culture of Planktonic Blue-Green Algae - W. Eberly Aspects of the Nitrogen Nutrition of Some Naturally Occurring Populations of Blue- Green Algae - V.

(Dugdale) Billaud 35 Environmental Requirements of Thermophilic Blue-Green Algae - R. Castenholz 55 Growth Requirements of Blue-Green Algae as. Cyanobacteria, sometimes referred to as blue-green algae, share characteristics with both algae and bacteria.

Cyanobacteria are closely related to true bacteria, but perform photosynthesis like algae to gain or fix energy, and in turn, produce oxygen.

Blue-green algae are a natural component of all aquatic ecosystems. Even in a very pristine setting, it may be common for blue-green algae to be the dominant algal type during the summer months, although they will be present in fairly small numbers. What is not “natural” are the very large or frequent blooms of blue-green algae that.

Backer LC, Miller M. Sentinel animals in a One Health approach to harmful cyanobacterial and algal blooms. External Veterinary sciences. ;3(2) Backer LC, Landsberg JH, Miller M, Keel K, Taylor TK.

Canine cyanotoxin poisonings in the United States (s–): Review of suspected and confirmed cases from three data sources. Toxic blue-green algal blooms in Europe: a growing problem. Article (PDF Available) in AMBIO A Journal of the Human Environment 13(4) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Blue-green algae blooms are increasing in size and frequency as global temperatures rise. Janu Exposure to algae toxin increases the risk of Alzheimer’ s-like illnesses.Harmful Blue-green Algae Blooms. Blue-green Algae and Health brochure is available in Portable Document Format (PDF, KB, 2 pp.) View and Order HAB Publications; Blue-green algae are microscopic organisms that can form dense blooms in surface [email protected]{osti_, title = {Sodium: some effects on bluegreen algal growth}, author = {Ward, A K and Wetzel, R G}, abstractNote = {The growth of heterocystous bluegreen algae in various concentrations of sodium was examined in axenic culture as well as in situ studies.

Anabaena cylindrica Lemm, with no Na/sup +/ added, suffered from decreased rates of acetylene reduction, /sup 14/C.