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cy·a·no·bac·te·ri·um

 (sī′ə-nō-băk-tîr′ē-əm, sī-ăn′ō-)
n. pl. cy·a·no·bac·te·ri·a (-tîr′ē-ə)
Any of various photosynthetic bacteria of the phylum Cyanobacteria that are generally blue-green in color and are widespread in marine and freshwater environments, with some species capable of nitrogen fixation. Also called blue-green alga, blue-green bacterium.

cy·a·no·bac·te·ri·um

(sī′ə-nō-băk-tîr′ē-əm)
A type of bacterium that is capable of photosynthesis and was once thought to be a plant. Many cyanobacteria are able to convert nitrogen into chemical compounds used in cell metabolism. A combination of pigments, including chlorophyll, gives these bacteria their characteristic blue-green color. Also called blue-green alga.
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Chen and collaborators found that cyanobacterium could photosynthesise using light just outside the visible spectrum - at 710nm, in the infrared region using a modified chlorophyll molecule.
05) between the concentration of microcystin and the biovolume of cyanobacteria, indicating the influence of the cyanobacterium Microcystis spp.
Lyngbya majuscula, a benthic marine cyanobacterium, is known to produce toxins, such as debromoaplysiatoxin and lyngbyatoxin, and to cause acute dermal lesions among swimmers (Nagai et al.
Genetic evidence of a major role for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in nitrogen fixationj and dark growth of the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp.
Furthermore, the diatom Rhizosolenia is known to associate with the diazotrophic cyanobacterium Richelia intracellularis.
Glutathione synthetase gshB gene in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp PCC 7942 encodes a functional glutathione synthetase [11], the gshB gene includes an open reading frame of 969 nucleotides, which encodes a polypeptide of 323 amino acid residues with an approximate molecular mass of 35 kDa.
Albert S, O'Neil J, Udy J, Ahern K, O'Sullivan C, Dennison W (2005) Blooms of the cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula in coastal Queensland, Australia: Disparate sites, common factors.
Fatty acids with antibacterial activity from the cyanobacterium Oscillatoria redekei HUB 051.
Effect of salinity on growth and toxin production in cultures of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena from Australian waters.
By using our data with current climate models, we can predict that in 50 years, the cyanobacterium that fares better in warm temperatures will push the cold-loving one off our map," said Professor Garcia-Pichel.