Cylindrospermum has many cells joined end to end to form long filaments. Not all the cells are identical and probably have different functions. This image has been selected from 'Seen and Unseen, Discovering the Microbes of Yellowstone' by Kathy Sheehan, David Patterson, Brett Leigh Dicks and Joan Henson, and published by Globe Pequot Press > Image copyright: Globe Pequot Press, used under license to MBL (micro*scope).
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Eubacteria in Yellowstone
|Description of Cylindrospermum: Filamentous, with terminal heterocysts and with adjacent akinetes. |