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Blue-green bacterium


noun, plural: blue-green bacteria

Any of the prokaryotes characterized by having the following general features:


The blue-green bacteria are named as such because of the blue green colour of their cells due to the presence of phycobiliproteins.

Also called: blue-green alga or cyanobacterium.

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