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Cyanobacteria of the Azores Archipelago, Portugal

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Cyanobacteria occurrence in the Azores Archipelago based on data from monitoring programs of Azores lakes and published literature from several Azorean habitats dated from 1874 to 2018.

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    836
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    2788

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Luz R, Cordeiro R, Fonseca A, Gonçalves V (2019): Cyanobacteria of the Azores Archipelago, Portugal. v1.2. Universidade dos Açores. Dataset/Samplingevent. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=cyanobacteria_ocurrence&v=1.2

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Keywords

Cyanobacteria; Freshwater; Marine; Extremophile; Oceanic islands

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rúben Luz
Rita Cordeiro
Researcher
FCT/UAC and CIBIO-Açores
Amélia Fonseca
Assistant Professor
FCT/UAC
Vítor Gonçalves
Assistant Professor
FCT/UAC and CIBIO-Açores

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rúben Luz
Vítor Gonçalves
Assistant Professor
FCT/UAC and CIBIO-Açores

Who filled in the metadata:

Vítor Gonçalves
Assistant Professor
FCT/UAC and CIBIO-Açores

Geographic Coverage

Azores Archipelago, Portugal

Bounding Coordinates South West [36.9, -31.5], North East [39.8, -24.9]

Taxonomic Coverage

Cyanobacteria were identified to genus or species level. Nomenclature was updated to the most recent taxonomic treatment.

Phylum  Cyanobacteria Stanier ex Cavalier-Smith (Cyanobacteria)
Class  Cyanophyceae Schaffner (Cyanophyceae)

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1874-02-01 / 2018-12-31

Project Data

The data present here come from samples collected during several monitoring programs developed between 2003 and 2018 which aimed to characterize the biodiversity of inland aquatic ecosystems (lakes and streams) from the islands of Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Pico, São Jorge, Faial, Flores and Corvo (Azores, Portugal) and to assess the ecological status of these waterbodies using biological quality elements together with physico-chemical and hydromorphological quality elements. These programs contributed to improving the knowledge of cyanobacteria distribution in the Azores, the phytoplankton community structure in regional freshwater ecosystems and the main environmental drivers of aquatic communities in these ecosystems.

Title Cyanobacteria of the Azores Archipelago, Portugal
Funding This research was funded by Secretaria Regional do Ambiente – Governo dos Açores (Contrato Nº 8/2003/DROTRH), Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e do Mar – Governo dos Açores (Ajuste Direto Nº 18/2009; Concurso Público Nº 3/2009; Contrato Nº 3/2011), Secretaria Regional dos Recursos Naturais – Governo dos Açores (Concurso Público 1/DRA/2014), Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia – Governo dos Açores (M3.1.a/F/017/2015) and by FEDER funds through the Interreg-MAC 2014-2020 Programme under the REBECA project - Red de excelencia en biotecnología azul (algas) de la región macaronesia (MAC1.1a/060). This work was also funded by Portuguese National Funds, through FCT − Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, the European Union, QREN, FEDER, COMPETE, by funding the CIBIO/InBIO (project UID/BIA/50027/2013 and POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006821). This manuscript is also a contribution to the updated checklist of Azorean cyanobacteria that is being prepared within the newly launched project AZORESBIOPORTAL – PORBIOTA (ACORES-01-0145-FEDER-000072), financed by FEDER in 85% and by Azorean Public funds by 15% through Operational Program Azores 2020.

The personnel involved in the project:

Principal Investigator
Vítor Gonçalves

Sampling Methods

Phytoplankton samples were taken using Van Dorn bottle and plankton net of 10 µm mesh size at lake maximum depth point. In deep lakes, a combined sample of the euphotic zone was obtained by mixing discrete 1 L samples collected at 1 m intervals from the surface to the bottom of the euphotic zone. In shallow lakes a surface sample (integrated sample of the first meter of the water column) was collected. Net samples were obtained by a trawl from 1 m above the sediment to the water column surface. All samples were preserved with 1% Lugol solution (v/v) and taxa were identified to the lower taxonomical level possible using light microscopy.

Study Extent Phytoplankton samples from lakes in Corvo, Flores, Pico, and São Miguel islands the Azores archipelago were collected seasonally between 2003 and 2018 to study cyanobacteria diversity.

Method step description:

  1. Cyanobacteria were identified according to Komárek and Anagnostidis (1999), Komárek and Anagnostidis (2005) and Komárek (2013).

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Archer, W. (1874). Notes on some collections made from Furnas Lake, Azores, containing algae and a few other organisms. The Journal of the Linnean Society - Botany, 14(77): 328-340.
  2. Azevedo, J. M. N., V. Gonçalves, P. Raposeiro, A. I. Couto & A. C. Costa (2005). Contribuição para o conhecimento biológico das águas interiores da Graciosa. Rel. Com. Dep. Biol., 32: 143-149.
  3. Bohlin, K. (1901). Étude sur la flore algologique d'eau douce des Açores. Bihang til Kongl. Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens, 27: 1-85.
  4. Bourrelly, P. & Manguin, E. (1946). Contribution a la flore algale d'eau douce des Açores. Société de Biogéographie Mémoires, 8: 447-500.
  5. Cedercreutz, C. (1941). Beitrag zur kenntnis der süsswasseralgen auf den Azoren. Societas Scientiarum Fennica, Commentationes Biologicae, 8(9): 1-36.
  6. Cordeiro, R. (2015). Deteção do potencial cianotóxico em águas superficiais do Arquipélago dos Açores através de métodos moleculares. Tese de mestrado em Ciências Biomédicas, Universidade dos Açores, Ponta Delgada, 106pp.
  7. Fish, S. A. & Codd, G. A. (1994). Bioactive compound production by thermophilic and thermotolerant cyanobacteria (blue-green algae). World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, 10(3): 338-341. 10.1007/BF00414875
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  10. Johansson, C. (1977). Freshwater algal vegetation in the Azores. Boletim of the Broterima Society, Vol. L (2th series): 117-142.
  11. Krieger, W. (1931). Algenassoziationen von den Azoren und aus Kamerun. Ein beitrag zur soziologie der algen. Hedwigia, 70: 140-156.
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  13. Moseley, H. N. (1874). Notes on fresh-water algae obtained at the boiling springs at Furnas, St. Michael's, Azores, and their neighbourhood. The Journal of the Linnean Society - Botany, 14(77): 321-325.
  14. Neto, A.I., Brotas, V., Azevedo, J.M.N., Patarra, R.F., Álvaro, N.M.V., Gameiro, C., Prestes, A.C.L. & Nogueira, E.M. (2009a). Qualidade de águas costeiras do Grupo Oriental do arquipélago dos Açores e proposta de monitorização. Departamento de Biologia, Universidade dos Açores. iii+70 pp.+Anexos.
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Alternative Identifiers http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=cyanobacteria_ocurrence