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Nature 277, 293 - 294 (25 January 1979); doi:10.1038/277293a0

Widespread occurrence of a unicellular, marine, planktonic, cyanobacterium

JOHN B. WATERBURY, STANLEY W. WATSON, ROBERT R. L. GUILLARD & LARRY E. BRAND

Department of Biology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts 02543

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.

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