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Description of Cylindrospermum

Filamentous, with terminal heterocysts and with adjacent akinetes.
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Cylindrospermum is a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria found in terrestrial and aquatic environments. In terrestrial ecosystems, Cylindrospermum is found in soils, and in aquatic it commonly grows as part of the periphyton on aquatic plants. The genus is a heterocystous (nitrogen-fixing) cyanobacterium.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Edited by N.G.; Whitton, B.A. (1973). The Biology of Blue-Green Algae. Berkeley: University of California Press. p. 262. ISBN 0520023447. 

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Cylindrospermum". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. 

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