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 (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.
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pl n, sing -rium (-rɪəm)
(Microbiology) a group of photosynthetic bacteria (phylum Cyanobacteria) containing a blue photosynthetic pigment. Former name: blue-green algae
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blue′-green` al′gae
any of various groups of prokaryotic microorganisms of the phylum Cyanophyta, containing chlorophyll and a blue pigment. Also called cyanobacteria.
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Noun1.cyanobacteria - predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyllcyanobacteria - predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
eubacteria, eubacterium, true bacteria - a large group of bacteria having rigid cell walls; motile types have flagella
class Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae, Cyanophyceae - photosynthetic bacteria found in fresh and salt water, having chlorophyll a and phycobilins; once thought to be algae: blue-green algae
nostoc - found in moist places as rounded jellylike colonies
trichodesmium - large colonial bacterium common in tropical open-ocean waters; important in carbon and nitrogen fixation
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aeruginosa, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae Ralfs ex Bornet y Flahault (Montoya 2006), Romeria gracilis (Koczwara) Koczwara y R.
aeruginosa (2.21 mg/g microcystin), was nonallergenic, whereas the species with undetectable amounts of microcystin, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, was the most sensitizing (Torokne et al.
Taxonomic re-evaluation of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae NH-5 based on morphology and 16S rRNA gene sequences.
In this regard, the studies of Bechelli and his colleagues showed that the methanol extract of Spirulina, Astaxanthin (Ast), Dunaliella salina (Dun), platensis (Spir), Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) cyanobacteria on hematopoietic and leukemia cell lines has inhibitory effects [20].
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a fresh water unicellular blue-green alga that has been traditionally used for over 25 years for its health-enhancing properties.
(2002) found that Aphanizomenon flos-aquae strains occurring in the Baltic Sea and in fresh water differ from each other by genotype, and that--strain TR183 is genetically most similar to strain 202, an isolate from fresh water (Lake Vesijarvi).
Stemtech began as a company with a single patented product, StemEnhance, a natural formula of concentrated aphanizomenon flos-aquae. In the years since, Stemtech has developed clinically studied products for both humans and animals that support the most important aspects of stem cell physiology.
Among other reports, Haney et al., (1995) exposed Daphnia carinata to both filtered culture and purified STX produced by Aphanizomenon flos-aquae. Nogueira et al., (2004) administered purified saxitoxins produced by Aphanizomenon issatschenkoi to the cladoceran Daphnia magna, whereas Soares et al., (2009b) exposed D.