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Table 2 The entire taxonomic composition of the cyanobacterial community in two selected samples, evaluated using microscopic and molecular methods

From: Molecular (PCR-DGGE) versus morphological approach: analysis of taxonomic composition of potentially toxic cyanobacteria in freshwater lakes

Mikołajskie september Mamry september
Microscope DGGE-ITS Microscope DGGE-ITS
taxon (cells/mL) taxon (cells/mL)
Snowella litoralis 3   Snowella litoralis 118  
Snowella lacustris 31   Snowella lacustris 1  
    Woronichinia compacta 1  
    Woronichinia naegeliana 2  
Chroococcus spp. <1   Chroococcus spp. 13  
    Aphanothece spp. 779  
    Microcystis aeruginosa 19 Microcystis
    Microcystis flos-aquae 7  
    Microcystis smithii 5  
Aphanocapsa spp. 34   Aphanocapsa spp. 4599  
Aphanocapsa planctonica 4   Aphanocapsa planctonica 75  
    Coelosphaerium kuetzingianum 2  
Coelosphaerium minutissimum 3   Coelosphaerium minutissimum 18  
    Merismopedia punctata 1  
Cyanodictyon reticulatum 2     
    Cyanodictyon cf. planctonicum 7  
    Lemmermanniella pallida 4  
Synechococcus-like/Cyanobium-like 60042 Synechococcus Synechococcus-like/Cyanobium-like 76386 Synechococcus
Aphanizomenon gracile 839 Aphanizomenon (?) Aphanizomenon gracile 336 Aphanizomenon (?)
Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi 20 Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi 25 Cuspidothrix issatschenkoi
   Dolichospermum Dolichospermum lemmermannii 1 Dolichospermum
   Phormidium (?)    Phormidium (?)
Planktothrix agardhii 45 Planktothrix    Planktothrix
Planktothrix suspensa      
   Pseudanabaenaceae    Pseudanabaenaceae
      Leptolyngbya
Limnothrix lauterbornii 128   Limnothrix lauterbornii 154  
Limnothrix redekei 692   Limnothrix redekei 742  
Planktolyngbya limnetica 5455   Planktolyngbya limnetica 3293  
Pseudanabaena catenata 5963   Pseudanabaena catenata 1393  
Pseudanabaena limnetica 18172   Pseudanabaena limnetica 24635  
    Pseudanabaena mucicola 10  
   Romeria (?) Romeria gracilis 214 Romeria (?)
   unassigned sequences    unassigned sequences
   nonsequenced    nonsequenced
  1. Question marks in parentheses indicate taxa whose occurrence was uncertain, because their sequences were also similar to that of another taxa or to uncultured cyanobacteria.