One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A division of microorganisms that are related to the bacteria but are capable of photosynthesis. They are prokaryotic and represent the earliest known form of life on the earth.
- ‘They occur only in Cyanobacteria and Rhodophyta.’
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- ‘Only Aquificales and Cyanobacteria do not present evidence of such a structuring, possibly because of a sampling effect, since only a few bacteria of these phyla have been presently sequenced.’
- ‘That is, all Cyanobacteria and algal chloroplasts are, together, all of the descendants of some unique common ancestral cyanobacterium.’
- ‘The significant buildup probably began about two billion years ago, with the appearance of Cyanobacteria.’
- 1.1cyanobacteria Microorganisms of the Cyanobacteria division; blue-green algae.‘cultures of algae and cyanobacteria’
- ‘We conclude that there is no evidence available to support assignment of Halysis either to chlorophyte algae or to cyanobacteria.’
- ‘Unlike any other flagellate algae, they contain phycobilins as accessory photosynthetic pigments, as do red algae and cyanobacteria.’
- ‘Most of the lichen is composed of fungal filaments, but living among the filaments are algal cells, usually from a green alga or a cyanobacterium.’
- ‘They have discovered cellulose biosynthesis in nine species of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae.’
- ‘In Florida scrub, soil crusts include algae, cyanobacteria, and diatoms.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kuaneos ‘dark blue’ + plural of bacterium.
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