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Meaning of BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton
 
 Synonyms: cyanobacteria
 
 See Also: class Cyanobacteria, class Cyanophyceae, Cyanophyceae, eubacteria, eubacterium, nostoc, trichodesmium, true bacteria

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Division Cyanophyta (which is in Kingd om Monera) contains the cyanobacteria, which are one-celled or colonial prokaryotes that contain chlorophyll (but not chloroplasts, which contain the chlorophyll in true plants). Cyanobacteria are autotrophs (create their own energy via photosynthesis) and reproduce by fission (splitting in two). There are over 7,500 species of cyanobacteria and they are found in many environments: damp soil and rocks, fresh water, and salt water.
 

 

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