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Mass developments of a small sized ecotype of Arthrospira fusiformis in Lake Oloidien, Kenya, a new feeding ground for Lesser Flamingos in East Africa
The Lesser Flamingos constantly commute between the soda lakes of East Africa in search of food. Their preferred food, the cyanobacterium Arthrospira fusiformis, usually establishes dense populations in saline–alkaline ...
Phylogenetic relationship and divergence among planktonic strains of Arthrospira (Oscillatoriales, Cyanobacteria) of African, Asian and American origin deduced by 16S–23S ITS and phycocyanin operon sequences
Arthrospira comprises multicellular, cylindrical, usually screwlike coiled trichomes and is cultivated commercially. In this study, 33 new strains of Arthrospira isolated from plankton samples collected in Mexico, East ...
Fluctuating algal food populations and the occurrence of lesser flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor) in three Kenyan rift valley lakes
The last two decades have witnessed increasing episodes of lesser flamingo die-offs in East Africa. Based on data on phytoplankton composition, biomass, and flamingo population density in three alkaline-saline lakes ...