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Work done on blue-green algae in relation to agriculture

A. Sankaram

Work done on blue-green algae in relation to agriculture

by A. Sankaram

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Published by Indian Council of Agricultural Research in New Delhi .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Soil inoculation,
    • Nitrogen-fixing algae as fertilizer,
    • Cyanobacteria,
    • Rice -- Fertilizers -- India

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] A. Sankaram.
      SeriesI.C.A.R. Technical bulletin, agric., no. 27
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsS279 .B245 no. 27, S652 .B245 no. 27
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p.
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL27958M
      LC Control Numbersa 68020364

      Cyanotoxins are produced by cyanobacteria, a phylum of bacteria that obtain their energy through prefix cyan comes from the Greek κύανoς meaning "a dark blue substance", and usually indicates any of a number of colours in the blue/green range of the spectrum. Cyanobacteria are commonly referred to as blue-green ionally they were thought of as a form of algae.   Blue-green algal blooms in the Baltic Sea in Photograph: ESA/Finnish Environment Institute Europe has had its own experience of deadly algae blooms that now threaten the future of .

        Algae farms are places where algae is grown for commercial use. People engaged in algae farming are said to be involved in algaculture. Algaculture can involve growing many different species of algae.   Cyanobacteria terminology - Division Cyanophyta - Cyanobacteria ‘formerly known as’ Blue Green Algae - Cyano = blue - Bacteria – acknowledges that they are more closely related to prokaryotic bacteria than eukaryotic algae 4. Bacteria Archeae Other Eukaryotes Animalia Fungi Green Plants Red Algae Prokaryotes Eukaryotes 5.

      Florida’s Blue-Green Algae Task force announced first set of recommendations to better understand what’s causing the blooms and what can be done to improve water quality. Cyanobacteria is important in the maintenance of rice-field fertility due to N 2 fixation, making them a suitable natural source for soil fertility enhancement (Song et al., ). Free-living or symbiotic blue green algae (BGA) have a long-documented history in sustainable agriculture.


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Work done on blue-green algae in relation to agriculture by A. Sankaram Download PDF EPUB FB2

Role and applications of blue green algae in agriculture and industry. Potential applications of blue green algae. The objective of this work is to set minimum efficiency and cost goals. Blue-Green Algae: The “A” that shouldn’t be in “Harmful Algal Bloom” Prokaryotes • Only organisms within all types of algae that are prokaryotes • Bacteria • Conduct photosynthesis • Primary producers • Produce oxygen Blue-Green Algae = Cyanobacteria Not an “A” at All Snowella species.

This report analyzes the place of algae in the current agricultural policy and funding landscape, and the opportunities and pitfalls that exist for algae within this policy framework.

Fig. 2 Algae projects in the U.S. Algal biomass projects exist in almost every state in the U.S. Blue pins denote a research institution, green denote a private project or companyCited by: The best solution to reduce the incidence of blue-green algae blooms is to reduce the amount of phosphorous and nitrogen that runs into the lake and rivers.

The Lake Champlain Land Trust is playing an essential role in helping reduce lake phosphorus and nitrogen levels. Blue-green algae and irrigation water Irrigation water is vulnerable to blue-green algae blooms particularly during the peak summer months.

This agriculture note describes how blue-green algae may affect human health and what irrigators can do if they think their irrigation water is contaminated with blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae is not a natural disaster like a hurricane. It results from excess nutrients originating from agricultural use of sewage sludge, malfunctioning wastewater treatment plants.

Algae are a large and diverse group of lower plants, including distantly related groups of micro-organisms that can perform photosynthesis, in which they capture energy from sunlight.

Algae range from large complex marine forms called seaweed to minute unicellular picoplankton. In this article, we discussed the most important aspects of algae and its agricultural uses to those who work in this area.

Discover the world's research 17+ million members. Blue green algae. Blue-green algae naturally occur in inland waters, estuaries and the sea. Blooms can form when their numbers become excessive. Our blue green algae leaflet describes characteristic features of blue-green algal blooms, how they affect you and what you should do if you see one.

Whatever their color, cyanobacteria are photosynthetic, and so can manufacture their own food. This has caused them to be dubbed "blue-green algae", though they have no relationship to any of the various eukayotic algae.

The term "algae" merely refers to any aquatic organisms capable of photosynthesis, and so applies to several groups. Algae-based Wastewater Treatment. Compiled by a diverse team of experts, with experience in scientific and industrial fields, the Comprehensive Report for Wastewater Treatment Using Algae is the first report that provides in-depth analysis and insights on this important field.

Blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria, any of a large, heterogeneous group of prokaryotic, principally photosynthetic organisms. Cyanobacteria resemble the eukaryotic algae in many ways, including morphological characteristics and ecological niches, and were at one time treated as algae, hence the common name of blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae are found in marine waters, as well as freshwater and brackish habitats. Under the right conditions, cyanobacteria can grow rapidly resulting in an algal bloom.

Environmental factors such as light, temperature and nutrients contribute to bloom formation. An algae bloom may appear green, red, purple or rust-colored, sometimes resembling spilled paint. The Algae Biomass Organization also is working with the USDA to promote algae research and to find uses for algae as an agricultural crop.

“We want to give the USDA a clear direction for its support of algae research for agriculture,” Carr says, “because algae are fast becoming a significant component in food and health products. Note: For a quick list of resources related to blue-green algae blooms, just scroll to the end.

Heavy rainfall results in high levels of water that run off from the land and into our waterways. This runoff brings with it nutrients, and high levels of nutrients, coupled with warm temperatures and ample sunshine, provide the perfect conditions.

Blue-green algae are actually bacteria that have qualities similar to algae and other plants. These bacteria are cyanobacteria – cyan means "blue-green" – and are commonly found on land and in lakes, rivers, ponds, and in estuaries and marine water.

Blue-green algae (also known as cyanobacteria) are non-pathogenic photosynthetic bacteria that grow in outdoor water bodies and produce toxins such as microcystins, cylindrospermopsin and anatoxin-a. This fact sheet is meant to help veterinarians with diagnosis and treatment options.

Algae, identified as a heterogeneous group of microorganisms, range from the microscopic blue-green algae (gram-negative bacteria) to large, complex seaweeds, measuring up to a few meters. Based on growth size, algae are classified into two different categories, namely micro- and macroalgae.

The Blue-Green Algae Task Force plays an important role in protecting Florida’s water and water-related resources. Each of the Task Force members is a nationally recognized and well-respected scholar.

Their collective scientific expertise and input figures prominently in the Department’s efforts to improve water quality throughout the state.

Blue-green algae have been around for some 3 billion years, and for most of that time they haven’t caused any problems. But in recent years these tiny organisms – whose scientific name is cyanobacteria –, which are the basis of the food chain in aquatic ecosystems, have surfaced (pun intended) in many of our lakes, giving waterfront residents the blues (pun again intended) and prompting.

Blue-green algae are naturally occurring organisms that live in rivers, lakes and waterways. Blue-green algae are actually a type of bacteria known as Cyanobacteria. Despite being called algae, they only have some things in common—they photosynthesise using light to produce oxygen and they need sunlight to grow.

Blue-green algae are a natural part of the freshwater environment. / Deadly Blue Green Algae: Keeping Your Dog Safe. Deadly Blue Green Algae: Keeping Your Dog Safe and agricultural or storm runoff to form a breeding ground for this toxic bacteria.

If your dog does come into contact with water you may believe contains blue green algae, work quickly.People, pets and livestock should avoid contact with any floating mats, scums, or discolored water.

Colors can include shades of green, blue-green, yellow, brown or red. Never drink, prepare food, cook, or make ice with untreated surface water, whether or not algae blooms are addition to toxins, untreated surface water may contain bacteria, parasites, or viruses that could cause.