Lyngbya majuscula

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Lyngbya majuscula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order: Oscillatoriales
Family: Oscillatoriaceae
Genus: Lyngbya
Species: L. majuscula
Binomial name
Lyngbya majuscula
Harvey ex Gomont

Lyngbya majuscula is a species of filamentous cyanobacteria in the genus Lyngbya. Tropical marine strains, including many producing bioactive compounds, have been separated as the new species Moorea producens.[1] Antillatoxin and Kalkitoxin have been extracted from the venom of the cyanobacteria.[2]


  1. ^ Engene N, Rottacker EC, Kaštovský J, Byrum T, Choi H, Ellisman MH, Komárek J, Gerwick WH (2012). "Moorea producens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Moorea bouillonii comb. nov., tropical marine cyanobacteria rich in bioactive secondary metabolites". Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 62 (Pt 5): 1171–1178. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.033761-0. PMID 21724952. 
  2. ^ Osborne, Nicholas J.T.; Webb, Penny M.; Shaw, Glen R. (November 2001). "The toxins of Lyngbya majuscula and their human and ecological health effects". Environment International. 27 (5): 381–392. doi:10.1016/S0160-4120(01)00098-8.