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.
The Phylum Cyanobacteria is a member of the Kingdom Bacteria. Here is the complete "parentage" of Cyanobacteria:
The Phylum Cyanobacteria is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (16): Caposiraceae · Chamaesiphonaceae · Chroococcaceae · Fischerellaceae · Hyellaceae · Merismopediaceae · Microchaetaceae · Microcystaceae · Nostocaceae · Oscillatoriaceae · Phormidiaceae · Pseudanabaenaceae · Rivulariaceae · Schizotrichaceae · Synechococcaceae · Xenococcaceae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 3,376 species and subspecies in the Phylum Cyanobacteria.
The Nostocaceae is a family of cyanobacteria that forms filament-shaped colonies enclosed in mucus or a gelatinous sheath. Some genera in this family are found primarily in fresh water (such as Nostoc), while others are found primarily in salt water (such as Nodularia). Other genera (e.g. Anabaena) may be found in both fresh and salt water. [more]
Rivulariaceae is a family of cyanobacteria within Nostocales in which the filaments (trichomes) are tapered from wider at the base to narrower at the tip. The type species is Rivularia haematites (Dc) C. A. Agard. [more]
At least 80 species and subspecies belong to the Family Xenococcaceae.
More info about the Family Xenococcaceae may be found here.
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