Definition of Blue-green algae

1. Noun. Predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll; occur singly or in colonies in diverse habitats; important as phytoplankton.

Exact synonyms: Cyanobacteria
Generic synonyms: Eubacteria, Eubacterium, True Bacteria
Group relationships: Class Cyanobacteria, Class Cyanophyceae, Cyanophyceae
Specialized synonyms: Nostoc, Trichodesmium
Derivative terms: Cyanobacterial



Definition of Blue-green algae

1. Noun. (plural of blue-green alga) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Blue-green algae

1. The former name for the blue-green bacteria, now classified as Cyanobacteria. A group of prokaryotes. Synonym: Cyanobacteria. (05 May 2002)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blue-green Algae

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blue-collar
blue-collared
blue-eye
blue-eyed
blue-eyed(a)
blue-eyed African daisy
blue-eyed Mary
blue-eyed boy
blue-eyed boys
blue-eyed soul
blue-eyes
blue-green
blue-green alga
blue-green algae (current term)
blue-green bacteria
blue-green bacterium
blue-headed vireo
blue-light special
blue-nosed
blue-on-blue
blue-pencil
blue-plate special
blue-plate specials
blue-print
blue-prints
blue-red
blue-ribbon(a)
blue-rinse brigade

Literary usage of Blue-green algae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"These are the blue-green algae, which, in addition to chlorophyll a, ... Outside of the cells of the blue-green algae, phycobilins occur in the red algae ..."

2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"CHAPTER V blue-green algae (CYANOPHYCEAE) BY EDGAR W. OLIVE Curator of Ike Brooklyn Botanic Garden THE blue-green algae are found principally in fresh ..."

3. Botany by Wilfred William Robbins, John Nathan Martin (1919)
"blue-green algae. Cyanophyceae The blue-green algae are the simplest forms of ... There are about 1200 species of blue-green algae, and they are widely ..."

4. Botany, with Agricultural Applications by John Nathan Martin (1920)
"blue-green algae. Cyanophyceae The blue-green algae are the simplest forms" of ... There are about 1200 species of blue-green algae, and they are widely ..."

5. Bulletin (1922)
"In this respect the latter compares very favorably with about half of the samples of blue-green algae, but it is much smaller than the percentages in ..."

6. A Treatise on the British Freshwater Algae by George Stephen West (1904)
"The blue-green algae possess chlorophyll and phycocyanin disposed within the cells in the ... In this volume the blue-green algae are placed in the class ..."

7. Minnesota Plant Life by Conway MacMillan (1899)
"Slime-Moulds and blue-green algae. Number of plants in the world. In the whole world there are now living about 300000 different kinds of plants, ..."

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