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Aulosira

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Kingdom  Bacteria
Class  see taxonomic note
Family  Fortieaceae
Phylum  Cyanobacteria
Order  Nostocales
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Cylindrospermum, Tolypothrix, Calothrix, Scytonema, Plectonema

Aulosira is a genus of cyanobacteria found in a variety of environmental niches that forms colonies composed of filaments of moniliform cells.

The name "Aulosira" was invented by biologists.

Species of Aulosira can be found in soil, on moist rocks, at the bottom of lakes and springs (both fresh- and saltwater), and rarely in marine habitats. It may also grow symbiotically within the tissues of plants, such as the evolutionarily ancient (Gunnera) or hornworts, providing nitrogen to its host through the action of terminally differentiated cells known as heterocysts. These bacteria contain photosynthetic pigments in their cytoplasm to perform photosynthesis.

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Aulosira Wikipedia


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