gas vacuole


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gas vacuole

n
(Biology) biology a gas-filled structure that provides buoyancy in some aquatic bacteria
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Depending on my type and the weather, I can move throughout the water column using gas vacuoles (air pockets inside my cells), which allow me to travel between a lake's surface and bottom.
They posses gas vacuoles, allowing buoyancy and facilitating the formation of blooms [16].