Crinalium epipsammum

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Crinalium epipsammum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order: Oscillatoriales
Family: Gomontiellaceae
Genus: Crinalium
Species: C. epipsammum
Binomial name
Crinalium epipsammum
Winder, Stal & Mur 1992

Crinalium epipsammum is a filamentous, non-heterocystous, terrestrial cyanobacterium. The species is highly drought-resistant and was first identified from its role in forming crusts on coastal sand dunes in the Netherlands.[1][2]


  1. ^ de Winder, B.; Stal, L. J.; Mur, L. R. (1 August 1990). "Crinalium epipsammum sp. nov.: a filamentous cyanobacterium with trichomes composed of elliptical cells and containing poly- -(1,4) glucar (cellulose)". Journal of General Microbiology. 136 (8): 1645–1653. doi:10.1099/00221287-136-8-1645. 
  2. ^ Vázquez, G. (2007). "The Role of Algal Mats on Community Succession in Dunes and Dune Slacks". In M. L.Martínez, N. P. Psuty. Coastal Dunes : Ecology and Conservation. Berlin: Springer. pp. 189–203. ISBN 978-3-540-74001-8. 

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Crinalium epipsammum". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.