from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • 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.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.