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Related to blue-green algae: spirulina, cyanobacteria
a group of plants living in the water, including all seaweeds, and ranging in size from microscopic cells to fronds hundreds of feet long.
blue-green algae former name for members of the group now called Cyanobacteria.
former name for the blue-green bacteria, now classified as Cyanobacteria.
misnomer formerly applied to the group now called the cyanobacteria.
blue-green algaethe former name for CYANOBACTERIA.
see algal poisoning.