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Microcystis (Cyanobacteria)

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out with low-viscosity mucoid "glue", in contrast to compact spherical colonies found in other seasons.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Summer colonies

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical summer colony form, strung out.
Barbadoes Pond, Dover, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Typical winter colony form, viscous extracellular mucilage.
Willand Pond, Dover, NH USA. Image by Amanda Murby, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, NH USA

 

Microcystis aeruginosa, Wheelwright Pond, Lee, NH USA

 

Microcystis cf. wesenbergii, Wheelwright Pond, Lee, NH USA

 

Microcystis cf. smithii, 25 May 2010, Wheelwright Pond, Lee, NH USA. In this growth form the colony could be confused with Aphanocapsa, whose cells are generally smaller.

 

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