Species Composition of Cyanidiales Assemblages in Pisciarelli (Campi Flegrei, Italy) and Description of Galdieria Phlegrea SP. NOV

  • Gabriele Pinto
  • Claudia Ciniglia
  • Carmela Cascone
  • Antonino Pollio
Part of the Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology book series (COLE, volume 11)

The modern exploration of Cyanidium begins with T.D. Brock, who carried out a broad survey of more than 200 thermal areas in North and Central America, Europe (Iceland and Italy), Japan, Hawaii and New Zealand (Brock, 1978). The exploration covered aquatic and terrestrial stations of each thermal spring, documenting the presence of Cyanidium in both kinds of habitat and in all the thermal sites. According to Doemel and Brock (1971) the occurrence of C. caldarium was recorded in aquatic habitats between 20 C and 55 C, whereas on soils the temperature range was between 10ºC and 55–57ºC. In both habitats C. caldarium was always found at pH values below 5.0.


Rock Wall Total Cell Number Algal Community Unicellular Alga Natural Assemblage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gabriele Pinto
    • 1
  • Claudia Ciniglia
    • 1
  • Carmela Cascone
    • 2
  • Antonino Pollio
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento delle Scienze Biologiche Sezione di Biologia vegetaleUniversitá di Napoli Federico IIItaly
  2. 2.APAT – Agenzia per la Protezione dell'Ambiente e per i Servizi TecniciItaly

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