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HdV-601Type: HdV-601

Category: Cyanobacteria

Taxonomical identification: Anabaena sp.

First publication: van Geel, B., Mur, L.R., Ralska-Jasiewiczowa, M. and Goslar, T. (1994) Fossil akinetes of Aphanizomenon and Anabaena as indicators for medieval phosphate-eutrophication of Lake Gosciaz (Central Poland).Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 83, 97–105

Other publication/s:
van Geel, B., Bos, J.M. and Pals, J.P. (1983) Archaeological and palaeoecological aspects of a medieval house terp in a reclaimed raised bog area in North Holland. Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek 33, 419–444
Schreurs, H. (1992): Cyanobactenal Dominance Relations to Eutrophacation and Lake Morphology. Thesis. University of Amsterdam. Amsterdam
Kholeif, S.E.A. (2010) Holocene paleoenvironmental change in inner continental shelf sediments, Southeastern Mediterranean, Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 57, 143–153

Description: Aklnetes (spores) hyaline, tube-shaped, with rounded ends, (14–) 21–26 (–39) × 9–12 (–18.0) μm; Most spores showing a suture (broken, but still attached) at one end or both ends; Often pores visible at both ends of the spores.

(Sub-) Fossil occurence: No information

Co-occurence: No information

Modern occurence: Anabaena is a bloom-forming N-fixer with high light adaptation, having a competitive advantage under nitrogen-limiting conditions (Schreurs 1992; van Geel et al. 1994).

Palaeoenvironmental indication: Nutrient-rich conditions