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Cyanobacteria
Subject Category
V Taxonomic Classification of Organisms
Definition
A phylum of oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria comprised of unicellular to multicellular bacteria possessing chlorophyll a and carrying out oxygenic photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria are the only known organisms capable of fixing both carbon dioxide (in the presence of light) and nitrogen. Cell morphology can include nitrogen-fixing heterocysts and/or resting cells called akinetes. Formerly called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria were traditionally treated as algae.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings
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Taxonomic Rank
Phylum
Scope Note
Cyanobacteria is at the level of phylum; do not confuse with the genus Cyanobacterium in the order Chroococcales.
Source
Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology and Ruggiero, et. al. "A Higher Level Classification of All Living Organisms".PLoS One, 10 (2015).
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/72
Used For
blue-green algae
blue-green bacteria
blue green algae
blue green bacteria
Cyanochloronta
Cyanophyta
Broader Term
Eubacteria
Narrower Term
Cyanophyceae
Gloeobacteria
Prochlorophytes
Stigonematales
Related Term
cyanobacterial toxins
cyanophages
nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria
phycobiliprotein
prokaryotic cells
Spanish
Cyanobacteria
Term Number
72