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IAC Symposium 2016

Welcome to the website of the 20th Symposium of the International Association of Cyanophyte Research (IAC) which will be hosted by the Institute of Botany (IBI) at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria from 28th August to 2nd September 2016


Team publications

Phytoplankton structure andmicrocystin concentration in the highly eutrophic Nero Lake

Babanazarova, O. V., Kurmayer R., Sidelev S. I., Aleksandrina E. M., and Sakharova E .G. (2011).

Water Resources 39(2):229-236.

The toxic cyanobacterium Nostoc strain 152 produces highest amounts of microcystin and nostophycin under stress conditions

Kurmayer, R. (2011).

Journal of Phycology 47:200-207.

Spatial divergence in the proportions of genes encoding toxic peptide synthesis among populations of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix in European lakes

Kurmayer, R., Schober E., Tonk L., Visser P., and Christiansen G. (2011). FEMS Microbiology Letters 317:127-137.

Genetic variation of adenylation domains of the anabaenopeptin synthesis operon and the evolution of substrate promiscuity

Christiansen, G., Philmus, B., Hemscheidt, T., and Kurmayer, R. (2011).

Journal of Bacteriology 193, 3822-3831.

Spatial variation of phytoplankton composition, biovolume, and resulting microcystin concentrations in the Nyanza Gulf (Lake Victoria, Kenya)

Sitoki, L., Kurmayer, R., Rott, E. (2012)
Hydrobiologia 691:109-122.

Stability of toxin gene proportion in red-pigmented populations of the cyanobacterium Planktothrix during 29 years of re-oligotrophication of Lake Zürich

Ostermaier V., Schanz F., Köster  O., and Kurmayer R. (2012).

BMC Biology 10:100.

A putative anti-parasite defensive system in the cyanobacterium Planktothrix involving ribosomal and non-ribosomal oligopeptides

Rohrlack, T., Christiansen, G., Kurmayer, R. (2013). 

Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79, 2642-2647.


Genetic variability of microcystin biosynthesis genes in Planktothrix as elucidated from samples preserved by heat desiccation during three decades

Ostermaier, V., Christiansen G., Schanz, F., Kurmayer, R. (2013).

PLOS One 8(11), e80177.