Widespread occurrence of a unicellular, marine, planktonic, cyanobacterium [10]

John B. Waterbury, Stanley W. Watson, Robert R L Guillard, Larry E Brand

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Abstract

IN marked contrast to their freshwater counterparts, marine planktonic cyanobacteria are restricted to a few nostocalean genera, of which only Trichodesmium is capable of forming extensive water blooms1-3. We report here the widespread occurrence of a small, marine, chroococcalean cyanobacterium belonging to the genus Synechococcus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-294
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume277
Issue number5694
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1979
Externally publishedYes

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