Cyanobacteria

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Cyanobacteria are [[Prokaryotes|prokaryotes]] that encompass a wide range of [[Bacteria|photosynthesing bacteria]], which as the name suggests belong to the domain of [[Bacteria|bacteria]].  
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Cyanobacteria are [[Prokaryotes|prokaryotes]]&nbsp;that encompass a wide range of [[Bacteria|photosynthesing bacteria]], which as the name suggests&nbsp;belong to the domain of [[Bacteria|bacteria]]. <ref>A Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York</ref>
  
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 [[Enzyme|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 [[Enzyme|enzymes capable]] of fixing [[Nitrogen|Nitrogen]]. Other species can be [[Endosymbiosis|endosymbiotic and]] some are known to produce toxins know as cyanotoxins. <ref>Microbiology, Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York</ref>
  
 
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A&nbsp;Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York
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Microbiology,&nbsp;Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York
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Revision as of 14:46, 23 November 2012

Cyanobacteria are prokaryotes that encompass a wide range of photosynthesing bacteria, which as the name suggests belong to the domain of bacteria. [1]

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. [2]


References

  1. A Biology of the Algae, Sze, 3ed, McGraw-Hill, 1998, New York
  2. Microbiology, Prescott et al, 6ed, McGraw-Hill, 2005, New York
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