Title

Cyanobacteria Key

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

Keywords

Cyanobacteria, blue-green algae

Abstract

This key is designed to help students and citizen scientists identify the major types of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) found in freshwater lakes, ponds, and streams. The key includes annotated digital images that illustrate each descriptive choice. Most images were collected using a microscope, so scale bars were added to indicate the relative size of the cells, colonies, and filaments. For comparison, the width of a 12 pt Times Roman period is ~300 um.

The online key works with most web browsers or can be downloaded as a zip file and used locally. The key has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers; it does not work on Internet Explorer.

Comments

The key has been tested on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers; it does not work on Internet Explorer.

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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