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Microcystis aeruginosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Subkingdom: Eubacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Order: Stigonematales
Geitler 1925

The Stigonematales are the order of cyanobacteria that includes filamentous strains that produce hormogonia and exhibit true branching. Under the more recent classification system devised by Rippka et al., these strains are listed under section V.[1]


  1. ^ Schneegurt, Mark. "Taxonomy". Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  • Rippka, R.; J. Deruelles, J. B. Waterbury, M. Herdman and R. Y. Stanier (1979). "Generic assignments, strain histories and properties of pure cultures of cyanobacteria". Journal of General Microbiology 111: 1–61. doi:10.1099/00221287-111-1-1. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bauersachs, Thorsten; Mudimu, Opayi; Schulz, Rüdiger; Schwark, Lorenz (February 2014). "Distribution of long chain heterocyst glycolipids in N2-fixing cyanobacteria of the order Stigonematales". Phytochemistry 98: 145-150. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2013.11.007. 
  • Gugger, M. F. (1 March 2004). "Polyphyly of true branching cyanobacteria (Stigonematales)". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 54 (2): 349–357. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.02744-0. 
  • Heimann, Kirsten; Cires, Samuel; Alvarez-Roa, Carlos; Wood, Susanna; Puddick, Jonathan; Loza, Virginia (15 September 2014). "First report of microcystin-producing Fischerella sp (Stigonemaales, Cyanobacteria) in tropical Australia". Toxicon 88: 62–66. doi:10.1016/j.toxicon.2014.06.010. PMID 24951873.