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Two unicellular cyanobacteria which reproduce by budding

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Two strains of unicellular cyanobacteria which reproduce exclusively by budding are described and assigned to genus Chamaesiphon.

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peptidoglycan layer of the gramnegative cell wall


outer membrane layer of the gram-negative cell wall


3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1,1-dimethyl urea


deoxyribonucleic acid


guanine + cytosine


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Waterbury, J., Stanier, R. Two unicellular cyanobacteria which reproduce by budding. Arch. Microbiol. 115, 249–257 (1977).

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Key words

  • Chamaesiphon spp.
  • Cyanobacteria
  • Reproduction by budding
  • Ultrastructure
  • Nutritional properties
  • DNA base composition
  • Fatty acid composition