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Cyanobacteria

(Phylum)

Overview

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prokaryotic organisms without organized chloroplasts but having chlorophyll a and oxygen-evolving photosynthesis; capable of fixing nitrogen in heterocysts; occurring in lichens both as primary photobionts and as internal or external cephalodia; still commonly called blue-green algae.

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Taxonomy

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The Phylum Cyanobacteria is further organized into finer groupings including:

Classes

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Chroobacteria

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Cyanobacteria

Hormogoneae

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At least 72 species and subspecies belong to the Class Hormogoneae.

More info about the Class Hormogoneae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 15:44:20