Art of Phormidium blue-green alga

Art of Phormidium blue-green alga

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Credit: CHRIS BJORNBERG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Phormidium luridum. Illustration based on a Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of filaments of the cyanobacteria (blue-green alga) P. luridum. This species grows in filaments, with cross-walls separating different cells. Like bacteria, the cyanobacteria have a simple cellular structure, with a bacterial nucleus and no mitochondria. Like algae, however, they can photosynthesise. The cyanobacteria belong to the most primitive group of organisms alive today. Fossils made by some cyanobacteria have been dated at 3 billion years old, providing the earliest evidence of life on Earth. This species lives in soil and forms black mats on lawns. Magnification unknown.

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Keywords: alga, algae, algal, art, blue-green, blue-green algae, botany, cyanobacteria, filamentous, nature, phormidium, phormidium luridum, plant

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