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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The resting-spore of certain algæ formed directly from a vegetative cell by the simple thickening of the wall and without rejuvenescence. Same as hypnocyst. See aplanospore.

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  • In addition to work on Nodularia (factors influencing growth, akinete formation and germination) we are also examining the role of environmental factors in controlling the growth and toxicity of Cylindrospermopsis, a toxic cyanobacterium that impacts sub - tropical and tropical freshwater systems.

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