Ciencia del suelo
versión On-line ISSN 1850-2067
SANCHEZ, Cecilia Isabel; BENINTENDE, Silvia Mercedes y BENINTENDE, María Cristina. Cyanobacteria during a rice (Oriza sativa L.) crop cycle. Cienc. suelo [online]. 2007, vol.25, n.1, pp. 1-6. ISSN 1850-2067.
Abiotic factors as temperature affect cyanobacterial growth in rice crop fields. The aim of our study was to evaluate cyanobacteria during rice crop development in two crop areas with different water temperature. We worked in a rice crop flooded with subterraneous water. We sampled two sites that differed in the distance from the entrance of water to the field. Total cyanobacterial counts were similar in both sites three days after flooding (tillering) but differed in booting and physiological maturity. Cyanobacteria genera found during rice crop were: Chroococcus, Aphanocapsa and Gloeocapsa (unicellular) Oscillatoria, Lyngbya and Arthrospira (non-heterocystous filamentous) Anabaena, Nostoc, Cylindrospermum andGloeotrichia (heterocystous filamentous). The heterocystous filamentous cyanobacteria were less than 45% and about 25% in most of the cases. Unicellular cyanobacteria were in a greater proportion in the site with a higher temperature, and non-heterocystous filamentous cyanobacteria were lower and less than 2% during crop cycle. Simpson's diversity indexes were greater in the site with the higher water temperature in each sampling moment. Dominant genera were the unicellular Chroococcus and Gloeocapsa in five of the six sampling moments. In both sampling sites, Chroococcus was always reported during the crop, Gloeocapsa and Nostoc were detected in booting and physiological maturity and Cylindrospermum and Gloeotrichia were only reported in physiological maturity.
Palabras clave : Cyanobacteria biodiversity; Rice.