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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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Anabaena – Wikipedia

This is the only known fern with a permanent symbiotic association with the heterocystic nitrogen-fixing cyanobacterium Anabaena azollae where the cyanobiont is transmitted through the Azolla generations without a de azoolae infection. In controlled conditions of nutrients, light, and temperature, Azolla can grow and provide sufficient amount of biomass [ 3839 ].

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. Associated Data Supplementary Materials. Altered nitrogenous pools induced by the azolla-anabaena azolla symbiosis. So, the strategy to follow depends on the ultimate use of Azolla.

Heterocyst cells are terminally specialized for nitrogen fixation. More statistics for editors and authors Login to your personal dashboard for more detailed statistics on your publications.

In fact, the high biosorption capability of Azolla was used to make a biofilter with packed dried Azolla in order to provide an efficient tool to decontaminate industrial and domestic effluents [ 7374 ]. Since this fern is grown in tropical and subtropical zones where most of the countries have problems regarding the living conditions health, sanitary, and food, among others of people, this fern can be a very useful and cheap tool to cope with the severe problems that they face.

Tandeau de Marsac N. The Azolla, Anabaena azollae Relationship: However, the fern did not uptake nor accumulate microcystins [ 81 ] and cylindrospermopsin [ 82 ], making this fern not suitable to the phytoremediation of those environmental contaminants. Illustrations of the Japanese fresh-water algae.


The continuous degradation of water bodies due to the continuous discharge of contaminants heavy metals, nitrogen, dyes, cyanotoxins, and others drove researchers to new remediation methods using plants. March 29th Reviewed: Another way to have a large biomass is growing Azolla in treated domestic effluents, but the content of nitrogen, phosphorous, and heavy metals must be below the admitted limits.

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In a world of increasing demand for biofertilizers especially nitrogen for a high productivity in agriculture, the use of industrial fertilizers increases not only the production costs but also the environmental impacts of the runoff with a high content of nitrogen to the water bodies and their eutrophication.

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Photochemical activity and structural studies of photosystems derived from chloroplast grana and stroma lamellae. Horse, Equus caballusa hoofed herbivorous mammal of the family Equidae. Protein measurement with the Folin phenol reagent. On the symbioses, both partners get benefits of the association.

For the effective application of this fern in the field, probably it will be beneficial to have a partnership with FAO, which has many people in the field of many countries and drives the research to fulfill specific demands from populations. When Azolla is applied in the soil of paddy fields, there is an increase in income of grain yield, caryopsis, straw, and dry matter [ 74247 ].

The fish Cichlasoma consumes preferably A. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Nitrogen metabolism and ultrastructure in Anabaena cylindrica.

The phycocyanin content of the association and the isolated blue-green algal symbiont was used as a standard for this characterization.

Anabaena azollae

Naabaena Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Although all the symbioses are very interesting and there is still no complete knowledge of all of them, this chapter focuses on the unique symbiosis between the aquatic fern Azollathe cyanobacteria Anabaena azollae, and some bacteria with a azoolae of the symbiotic morphology and the potential uses of this fern in agriculture, feeding, and remediation of contaminated wastewaters.

The interior of these cells is micro-oxic as a result of increased respiration, inactivation of O 2 -producing photosystem PS II, and formation of a thickened envelope outside of the cell wall. Another approach is the implementation of integrated farms with the cultivation of Azollafish in aquaculture, and agriculture. The high rate of anabqena fixation by the cyanobiont A. Certain species of Anabaena have been used on rice paddy fieldsproving to be an effective natural fertilizer.


How to cite and reference Link to this chapter Copy to clipboard. Initial Characterization of the Association 1.

Anabaena azollae – Wikispecies

When environmental conditions are favorable, a red color develops in the leaves and rhizome due to the synthesis and accumulation of anthocyanins [ 5161718 ]. Open in a separate window.

Images in this article Image on p. Journal List Plant Physiol v. December 20th DOI: Yet, in a modern agriculture where a high crop yield is necessary, a great amount of Azolla that almost replaces the chemical fertilizer needed for the crop production is required. Initial Characterization of anabaen Association. Britannica does not currently have an article on this topic. A more extensive research with Azolla for human ingestion was made for space travels, which reveals that it would be beneficial to include steam sterilized leaves and roots in the space diet of astronauts to fulfill the human nutritional requirements [].

But, there are studies regarding other crops. This adaptability makes this fern to be considered as an invasive species in many countries especially in Europe such as Germany, Portugal, Azzollae, Great Britain, and others. The process in which light changes the shape of molecules in znabaena retinathereby driving the cellular reactions and signals that cause snabaena in vertebratesis studied in Anabaena.

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 ].