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by Plymouth John
Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Blue green algae - plant or protozoa?
Replies: 17
Views: 24334

No, the cyanobacteria do not branch with or link with higher plants which are eukaryotes. Chloroplasts residing within plant cell cytoplasm are believed to have descended from ancestral cyanobacteria which formed a symbiotic (intracellular) relation with early eukaryotic cells (to enable oxygenic ph...
by Plymouth John
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Blue green algae - plant or protozoa?
Replies: 17
Views: 24334

Blue green algae (BGA) or cyanobacteria have a very different morphology and chemistry than the true bacteria; hence they are considered under the Archaea. Also included in this group are the extremophiles (e.g. halophiles and thermophiles) which are sometimes termed as cyanobacteria. The cyanobact...
by Plymouth John
Wed Mar 29, 2006 3:52 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: features that are in all 3 -bacteria, archaea, and eucarya??
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

I've never seen the word "viri" before. I'm doing an MSc in virology and our core textbook is "Viruses and Human Disease" by Strauss and Strauss! Published by Academic Press - surely they'd pick up a mistake in the title. The two main characteristics of all living cells are metab...
by Plymouth John
Thu Jan 19, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Definition of Phylotype
Replies: 1
Views: 9099

Definition of Phylotype

With regard to microbial communities and the study of their structure, what is a "phylotype?"