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cyanobacterium

(sī′ə-nō-băk-tîr′ē-əm, sī-ăn′ō-)
n. pl. cyanobac·teria (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various photosynthetic bacteria of the phylum Cyanobacteria that are generally blue-green in color and are widespread in marine and freshwater environments, with some species capable of nitrogen fixation. Also called blue-green alga, blue-green bacterium.
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Effects of microcystin-free and microcystincontaining strains of the cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa on growth of the grazer Daphnia magna.
1991) Major role of the cyanobacterium Trichodesmium in nutrient cycling in the North Atlantic Ocean.
Adams, Cloning and sequence of ftsZ and flanking regions from the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120.
Dennison W, O'Neil J, Duffy E, Oliver P, Shaw G (1999) Blooms of the cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula in coastal waters of Queensland, Australia.
Choi, Gerwick and their colleagues conducted various laboratory experiments and discovered that the seaweed (the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya crossbyana) generates natural products known as honaucins with potent anti-inflammation and bacteria-controlling properties.
The next step is to find out why and how this cyanobacterium produces the calcium carbonate.
On the basis of current results and those discussed above, it is proposed to study the impact of hypersaline cyanobacterium Phormidium tenue and Bradyrhizobium sp on the growth of Vigna mungo.
We isolated a cyanobacterium from a contaminated culture of PLY429 and conducted a feeding study to determine if this isolate affects survival and growth of juvenile bay scallops, either alone or in combination with PLY429, thereby simulating feeding of a contaminated culture.
and the cyanobacterium Synechococcus) and about 40% of prokaryotic
EXTRAORDINARY ORGANISMS--The cyanobacterium, Trichodesmium thiebautii, forms filaments (below) that contain many individual disk-shaped cells, each about 15 micrometers ([10.