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Cyanobacterium

Definition

noun, plural: cyanobacteria

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


Supplement

According to the endosymbiont theory, the chloroplasts inside the cells of photosynthetic eukaryotes had likely evolved from their endosymbiotic relation with cyanobacteria.


Word origin: Greek (kyan├│s) = blue

Also called: blue-green alga or blue-green bacteria.

Related term: Cyanophyta


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Re: prokartotes

There is also the thylakoid membrane of a cyanobacterium which might qualify, but whether or not to call that an organelle would likely ignite semantic argument.

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by jonmoulton
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: prokartotes
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Re: lichen

Generally they are either a green alga or a cyanobacterium. The cyanobacterium case is the more interesting to me, as in many cases they can fix nitrogen and contribute to the nitrogen fertilization of a forest.

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by jonmoulton
Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:56 pm
 
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Topic: lichen
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The Fiber Disease

... "The characterization of pMa025, a plasmid isolated from the unicellular, toxin-producing cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa UV025, is described" "Release of Extracellular Transformable Plasmid DNA from Escherichia coli Cocultivated ...

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by tamtam
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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I don't care London. Do it or shut up.

... "The characterization of pMa025, a plasmid isolated from the unicellular, toxin-producing cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa UV025, is described" "Release of Extracellular Transformable Plasmid DNA from Escherichia coli Cocultivated ...

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Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:16 pm
 
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Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

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by Sabrina
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:39 am
 
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