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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.

cyanobacteria

(ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪə)
pl n, sing -rium (-rɪəm)
(Microbiology) a group of photosynthetic bacteria (phylum Cyanobacteria) containing a blue photosynthetic pigment. Former name: blue-green algae

blue′-green` al′gae


n.pl.
any of various groups of prokaryotic microorganisms of the phylum Cyanophyta, containing chlorophyll and a blue pigment. Also called cyanobacteria.
[1895–1900]
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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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21 mg/g microcystin), was nonallergenic, whereas the species with undetectable amounts of microcystin, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, was the most sensitizing (Torokne et al.
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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 1996, John McPartland wrote an article that was published in Townsend Letter ("Why Blue-Green Algae Makes Me Tired"), expressing his exasperation at being approached by distributors from what was then called Cell Tech, a multilevel marketing company selling the blue-green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA).