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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 research team found a cyanobacterium called Dolichospermum in the central basin during early-season blooms in July This cyanobacterium is capable of producing a toxin that can attack the central nervous system in humans, and the researchers found genetic evidence that the bloom has the potential for the neurotoxin.
Fujita, Oxygen Sensitivity of a Nitrogenase-Like Protochlorophyllide Reductase from the Cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya boryana.
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There was a clear positive relationship (r = 0.59; n = 41; P < 0.05) between the concentration of microcystin and the biovolume of cyanobacteria, indicating the influence of the cyanobacterium Microcystis spp.
Genetic evidence of a major role for glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase in nitrogen fixationj and dark growth of the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp.
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.
Effect of salinity on growth and toxin production in cultures of the bloom-forming cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena from Australian waters.