Oscillatoria is a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria which is named for the oscillation in its movement. Filaments in the colonies can slide back and forth against each other until the whole mass is reoriented to its light source. It is commonly found in watering-troughs waters, and is mainly blue-green or brown-green. Oscillatoria is an organism that reproduces by fragmentation. Oscillatoria forms long filaments of cells which can break into fragments called hormogonia. The hormogonia can grow into a new, longer filament. Breaks in the filament usually occur where dead cells(necridia) are present. Oscillatoria uses photosynthesis to survive and reproduce. A phytoplankton, it is commonly found in India and is mostly present in stagnant pools of water.
Study findings on oscillatoria are outlined in reports from University of Porto, Center for Marine and Environmental Research.
Jul 13, 2010; A report, 'Synergistic allelochemicals from a freshwater cyanobacterium,' is newly published data in Proceedings of the National...
A Test Study of Oscillatoria Bornettia for Application in Bioremediation of Crude Oil Polluted Terrestrial Ecosystem
Jul 01, 2012; Introduction Crude oil, also called petroleum serves as the mainstay of petroleum exporting countries of the world (1). To...