Cyanobacteria

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Cyanobacteria are [[Prokaryotes|prokaryotes]] that encompass a wide range of [[Bacteria|photosynthesing bacteria]], which as the name suggests belongs to the domain of [[Bacteria|bacteria]].  
 
Cyanobacteria are [[Prokaryotes|prokaryotes]] that encompass a wide range of [[Bacteria|photosynthesing bacteria]], which as the name suggests belongs to the domain of [[Bacteria|bacteria]].  
  
Cyanobacteria are regarded as critical in the formation of the atmosphere that we have today, even though they were not the first organisms capable of [[Photosynthesis|photosynthesis]]. Some have a vital role within ecology, for example Heterocysts which produce [[Enzymes|enzymes capable]] of fixing [[Nitrogen|Nitrogen]]. Other species can be [[Endosymbiosis|endosymbiotic and]] some are known to produce toxins know as cyanotoxins.  
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Cyanobacteria are regarded as critical in the formation of the atmosphere that we have today, even though they were not the first organisms capable of [[Photosynthesis|photosynthesis]]. Some have a vital role within ecology, for example Heterocysts which produce [[Enzymes|enzymes ]]capable of fixing [[Nitrogen|Nitrogen]]. Other species can be [[Endosymbiosis|endosymbiotic and]] some are known to produce toxins know as cyanotoxins.  
  
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= References =
= References =
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A&nbsp;Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York  
 
A&nbsp;Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York  
  
 
Microbiology,&nbsp;Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York
 
Microbiology,&nbsp;Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York

Revision as of 14:03, 23 November 2012

Cyanobacteria are prokaryotes that encompass a wide range of photosynthesing bacteria, which as the name suggests belongs to the domain of bacteria.

Cyanobacteria are regarded as critical in the formation of the atmosphere that we have today, even though they were not the first organisms capable of photosynthesis. Some have a vital role within ecology, for example Heterocysts which produce enzymes capable of fixing Nitrogen. Other species can be endosymbiotic and some are known to produce toxins know as cyanotoxins.


References

A Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York

Microbiology, Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York

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