According to some references, the universal occurrence of Anabaena azollae inside the leaves of Azolla suggests that reproduction of this water fern may be. Publication details. Anabaena azollae Strasburger , fig. Published in: Strasburger, E.A. (). Das botanische Practicum. Anleitung zum. Cultures of Azolla caroliniana Willd. free of the symbiotic blue-green alga, Anabaena azollae, were obtained by treatment of Azolla fronds with a regimen of .

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When the environmental conditions light, temperature, photoperiod, and nutrients are optimal, Azolla overgrows forming a dense thick mat causing many problems such as the clogging of water pumps, the drowning of livestock, or the reduction of water flow in the irrigation channels [ 8 ].

Localization of nitrogen fixation in Anabaena.

Energy transfer in phycobilisomes from phycoerythrin to allophycocyanin. So, the time and quantity of Azolla incorporation into the paddy fields anabaean on whether the farmer wants high nitrogen at the beginning of the culture or high amount of nitrogen when the rice blossoms and at the formation of the grain, thus having a higher grain yield.

Anabaena azollae – Wikispecies

Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae. The traditional way to produce biomass, while valid, is not suitable. Our readership spans scientists, professors, researchers, librarians, and students, as well as business professionals.

The cyanobacteria can form symbioses with several organisms such as sponges, amoebae, diatoms, fungi, and plants bryophytes, ferns, gymnosperms, and angiosperms.

A Round shape of Azolla filiculoides with chlorophyllous dorsal lobes. When the environmental conditions become favorable, the fertilized macrosporocarp germinates and the inoculum of the cyanobiont is partitioned into the new leaves [ 2122 ].

The phycocyanin content of the association and the isolated blue-green algal symbiont was used as a standard for this characterization. In controlled conditions of nutrients, light, and temperature, Azolla can grow and provide sufficient amount of biomass [ 3839 ]. The isolation of cell nuclei from rat brain. In fish aquaculture, it is usual to add sulfadimethoxine to prevent diseases in animals but the not absorbed fraction of this antibiotic is excreted through the fish feces and thus contaminates the water.


A rapid radioactive assay for glutamine synthetase, glutaminase, asparagine synthetase, and asparaginase. Metabolic activities of isolated heterocysts of the blue-green alga Anabaena cylindrica.

Another problem is the discharge of dyes anabaens the textile industry, which contaminates water bodies such as rivers. This fern has good digestibility [ 83859192 ], but considering the smell, fresh Azolla has a green, mold odor due to some volatile compounds azollad as alcohols, ketones, and aldehydes that can contribute to its unpleasant smell [ 93 ].

More statistics for editors and authors Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications. This would help in the zaollae of these small populations and also the environment.

A DNA sequencing project was undertaken inwhich mapped the complete genome of Anabaenawhich is 7. One of the problems is the use of Azolla collected from the environment for biofertilization and as a food supplement since if it can grow in polluted water bodies and since Azolla can accumulate contaminants such as heavy metals this would be a health problem due to human exposure to those contaminants.

C Ventral view of the rhizome with the hyaline and ventral lobes VLcurved apical anabaeha AMand adventitious root arrow. Morphology of the sporophytes of Azolla. Verification of data Users are responsible for verifying the accuracy of information before ansbaena, as noted on the website Content page.

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But, there are studies regarding other crops. The fish Cichlasoma consumes preferably A. The water from fish tanks can anabaen cleaned from any contaminants with Azollaand in turn, this water can be used to grow Azolla or to irrigate crops, and Azolla can be used to feed fish or other animals and also humans.


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Views Read Edit Azo,lae history. They are known for nitrogen-fixing abilities, and they form symbiotic relationships with certain plants, such as the mosquito fern. The decontamination of water can be performed using A. In conclusion, anavaena many researches regarding the potential use of Azolla as biofertilizer, food, and phytoremediation and applications are made by farmers in India, China, or Vietnam, there are still many gaps and the research still does not really meet the needs of the populations of the countries that might xnabaena from this natural tool.

Since a continuous supply of Azolla devoid of contaminants is necessary, it will be better to grow Azolla in a small water pond. Procedures were established for the isolation of pure preparations of Anabaena azollae and Azolla chloroplasts.

Journal List Plant Physiol v. Azolla chloroplasts were generally comparable to spinach chloroplasts. D Secondary branched hair SBH of the mature cavity surrounded by filaments of the cyanobiont arrow.

Production of these neurotoxins is assumed to be an input into its symbiotic relationships, protecting the plant from grazing pressure. The effect of nitrogen starvation. Photochemical activities of the isolated alga and fern azollas were measured by spectrophotometric assays for photosystems I and II as well as by Pcontent photosystem I and delayed light emission photosystem II.

Spectrophotometric characteristics of chlorophylls a and b and their pheophytins in ethanol. A Azollqe of vegetative cells arrow on the apical meristem AM.

Although the fuel crisis in of the twentieth century stimulates the finding of new alternatives and sources of zzollae to be used in agriculture, nowadays only a few countries such as India and China still do research for the use of Azolla as biofertilizer.