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Widespread occurrence of a unicellular, marine, planktonic, cyanobacterium

Naturevolume 277pages293294 (1979) | Download Citation

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

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

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