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Descriptor in English: Cyanobacteria
Descriptor in Spanish: Cianobacterias
Descriptor in Portuguese: Cianobactérias
Descriptor in French: Cyanobactéries
Entry term(s): 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(s): B03.280
B03.440.475.100
SP4.016.157.698
Scope note: 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.
Annotation: general or unspecified; prefer specifics; do not confuse X ref CYANOPHYCEAE with CYANOPHORA
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Online Note: use CYANOBACTERIA to search ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN & CYANOPHYTA 1970-91
History Note: 92; was ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91; CYANOBACTERIA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1978-91; CYANOPHYTA was see ALGAE, BLUE-GREEN 1970-91
See also the descriptors: Phytoplankton MeSH
DeCS UI: 30297
Descriptor UI: D000458
Date Established: 1970/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Cyanobacteria - Preferred
Concept UI M0000697
Scope note 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.
Preferred term Cyanobacteria
Entry term(s) 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



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