Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/120525
Author(s): Śliwińska-Wilczewska S.
Maculewicz J.
Felpeto A.B.
Latała A.
Title: Allelopathic and bloom-forming picocyanobacteria in a changing world
Publisher: MDPI
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: Picocyanobacteria are extremely important organisms in the world’s oceans and freshwater ecosystems. They play an essential role in primary production and their domination in phytoplankton biomass is common in both oligotrophic and eutrophic waters. Their role is expected to become even more relevant with the effect of climate change. However, this group of photoautotrophic organisms still remains insufficiently recognized. Only a few works have focused in detail on the occurrence of massive blooms of picocyanobacteria, their toxicity and allelopathic activity. Filling the gap in our knowledge about the mechanisms involved in the proliferation of these organisms could provide a better understanding of aquatic environments. In this review, we gathered and described recent information about allelopathic activity of picocyanobacteria and occurrence of their massive blooms in many aquatic ecosystems. We also examined the relationships between climate change and representative picocyanobacterial genera from freshwater, brackish and marine ecosystems. This work emphasizes the importance of studying the smallest picoplanktonic fractions of cyanobacteria. © 2018 MDPI. All Rights reserved.
Subject: brackish water
fresh water
phycocyanin
algal bloom
algal growth
allelopathy
aquatic environment
climate change
coastal waters
cyanobacterium
electron microscopy
epifluorescence microscopy
flow cytometry
freshwater environment
global change
growth inhibition
light irradiance
marine environment
marker gene
metabolite
nonhuman
photoinhibition
phytoplankton
picocyanobacterium
Prochlorococcus
Review
Synechococcus
allelopathy
animal
eutrophication
human
phytoplankton
Allelopathy
Animals
Cyanobacteria
Eutrophication
Humans
Phytoplankton
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/120525
Source: Toxins, vol. 10(1):48
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: openAccess
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