class Cyanophyceae


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Noun1.class Cyanophyceae - photosynthetic bacteria found in fresh and salt water, having chlorophyll a and phycobilins; once thought to be algae: blue-green algae
Cyanophyta, division Cyanophyta - prokaryotic organisms sometimes considered a class or phylum or subkingdom; coextensive with the Cyanophyceae: cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
blue-green algae, cyanobacteria - predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
family Nostocaceae, Nostocaceae - blue-green algae
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Class Cyanophyceae ranked third both qualitatively and quantitatively with highest count during August when there was optimum temperature, low oxygen and increased organic content [38].