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Descriptor English:   Cyanobacteria 
Descriptor Spanish:   Cianobacterias 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Cianobactérias 
Synonyms English:   Algae, Blue Green
Algae, Blue-Green
Bacteria, Blue Green
Bacteria, Blue-Green
Blue Green Algae
Blue Green Bacteria
Blue-Green Algae
Blue-Green Bacteria
Cyanophyceae  
Tree Number:   B03.280
B03.440.475.100
SP4.016.157.698
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse X ref CYANOPHYCEAE with CYANOPHORA
See Related English:   Phytoplankton
 
History Note English:   92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology GE genetics
GD growth & development IM immunology
IP isolation & purification ME metabolism
PY pathogenicity PH physiology
RE radiation effects UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   30297 
Unique Identifier:   D000458 

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