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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various photosynthetic bacteria of the phylum Cyanobacteria that are generally blue-green in color and are widespread in marine and freshwater environments, with some species capable of nitrogen fixation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • any of a group of photosynthetic autotrophic prokaryotic microorganisms possessing characteristics of both bacteria and plants. When classed as bacteria, they are assigned to the Cyanobacteria; when classed as plants, they are assigned to the Cyanophyta. They were earlier named blue-green algae, a term less used now in technical discussions. Since the chlorophyll within the cyanobacteria is diffused throughout the cell, rather than being contained in chloroplasts, they are no longer thought of as true plants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun biology Any of very many photosynthetic prokaryotic microorganisms, of phylum Cyanobacteria, once known as blue-green algae.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From cyano- +‎ bacterium.

Examples

  • Synechococcus is a genus of cyanobacterium which is distributed widely in the oceans, although there are also some freshwater species.

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  • Here we see a sheath, and on the inside can see a chain of cells, rod-shaped cells, that make up the trichome of a cyanobacterium.

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  • The flat, solar-panel style "bioreactors" that house the cyanobacterium are modules, meaning they can build arrays at facilities as large or small as land allows, the company says.

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  • A key for Joule is the cyanobacterium it chose, which is found everywhere and is less complex than algae, so it's easier to genetically manipulate, said biologist Dan Robertson, Joule's top scientist.

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  • The company worked in "stealth mode" for a couple years before it recently began revealing more about what it was doing, including with a patent last year for its production of diesel molecules from its cyanobacterium.

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  • To make his case, he puts on a slide show: First he shows images of a living cyanobacterium a microbe sometimes called blue-green algae and highlights some characteristics—long filaments made up of cells with small indentations where they meet.

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  • Here we see a sheath, and on the inside can see a chain of cells, rod-shaped cells, that make up the trichome of a cyanobacterium.

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  • He also puts up an image of a cyanobacterium that appears to house a stack of dimes all just faintly connected.

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  • He also puts up an image of a cyanobacterium that appears to house a stack of dimes all just faintly connected.

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  • To make his case, he puts on a slide show: First he shows images of a living cyanobacterium a microbe sometimes called blue-green algae and highlights some characteristics—long filaments made up of cells with small indentations where they meet.

    First Contact

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