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Any of various freshwater nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria of the genus Nostoc that form spherical colonies of filaments embedded in a gelatinous substance.

[New Latin, coined by Paracelsus.]
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(Microbiology) any cyanobacterium of the genus Nostoc, occurring in moist places as rounded colonies consisting of coiled filaments in a gelatinous substance
[C17: New Latin, coined by Paracelsus]
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(ˈnɒs tɒk)

any blue-green algae of the genus Nostoc, characteristically forming jellylike colonies in moist places.
[1640–50; < New Latin, coined by Paracelsus]
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Noun1.nostoc - found in moist places as rounded jellylike colonies
blue-green algae, cyanobacteria - predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
genus Nostoc - type genus of the family Nostocaceae: freshwater blue-green algae
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References in periodicals archive ?
A la fecha se ha evaluado la actividad antioxidante de algunas especies de microalgas pertenecientes a los generos Botryococcus, Chlorella, Dunaliella, Nostoc, Phaeodactylum, Polysiphonia, Scytosiphon, Spirulina (Hajimahmoodi et al., 2010; Medina et al., 2014).
Exposure of the cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum from Portuguese rice fields to Molinate (Ordram(R)): Effects on the antioxidant system and fattyacid profile.
Microcystins are secondary metabolites produced by cyanobacteria populations of various species and genera, such as Microcystis Kutzing ex Lemmermann, Anabaena Bory ex Bornet et Flahault, Anabaenopsis (Woloszynska) Miller, Hapalosiphon Nageli ex Bornet et Flahault, Nostoc Vaucher ex Bornet et Flahault, Oscillatoria Vaucher ex Gomont, Planktothrix Anagnostidis et Komarek, among others (Carmichael, 1992; Sivonen and Jones, 1999).
Choudhury, "Response of diazotrophic cyanobacterium Nostoc carneum under pesticide and UV-B stress," Chemosphere, vol.
Peltigera sp., a cyanolichen containing Nostoc as cyanobiont, produced arginase and arginine (Diaz et al.
Las fosfatasas extracelulares que se requieren para la mineralizacion/hidrolisis de los esteres organicos de P, las producen microorganismos (Bacillus subtilis, Nostoc sp., Caulobacter crescentus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Sinorhizobium meliloti, Mesorhizobium loti, Corynebacterium glutamicum) y plantas.
2000), belongs to a family of cyclic hepatotoxic hepta-peptides produced by cyanobacteria from the genera Microcystis, Oscillatoria, Anabaena, and Nostoc (Rivasseau et al.
ingrami was collected include Bouteloua curtipendula, Croton monathogynus, Dalea gattingeri, Echinacea tennesseensis, Grindelia lancelata, Hedyotis spp., Leavenworthia spp., Manfreda virginica, Nostoc commune, and Rattibida pinnatta.
1 Cyanophyceae: Chroococus, Aphanocapsa, Microcystis, Merismopedia, Dactylococopsis, Coelosphaerium, Lyngbya, Anabaena and Nostoc.