cyanobacterium


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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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The genes and enzymes responsible for producing sunscreen molecules in one such cyanobacterium have now been identified, a step towards making bio-inspired sun protection.
London, Dec 11 (ANI): In a bid to drastically reduce the greenhouse effect, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume carbon dioxide and produce the liquid fuel isobutanol, which holds great potential as a gasoline alternative.
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Effect of salinity on growth and toxin production in cultures of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena from Australian waters.
The cyanobacterium is believed to be native to Hawaii and is usually inconspicuous, said Jennifer Smith, a Scripps assistant professor in the Scripps Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation and a paper coauthor.
Thanks to an as yet unknown biomineralization mechanism, this cyanobacterium forms intracellular calcium carbonate nanoparticles of around 270 nanometers (270 billionths of a meter).
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