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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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The significant buildup probably began about two billion years ago, with the appearance of Cyanobacteria.’
- ‘That is, all Cyanobacteria and algal chloroplasts are, together, all of the descendants of some unique common ancestral cyanobacterium.’
- ‘They occur only in Cyanobacteria and Rhodophyta.’
- ‘Click on the buttons below to find out more about the Cyanobacteria.’
- 1.1as plural noun cyanobacteria Microorganisms of the Cyanobacteria division.Also called blue-green algae
- ‘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.’
- ‘In Florida scrub, soil crusts include algae, cyanobacteria, and diatoms.’
- ‘We conclude that there is no evidence available to support assignment of Halysis either to chlorophyte algae or to cyanobacteria.’
- ‘They have discovered cellulose biosynthesis in nine species of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kuaneos dark blue + plural of bacterium.
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