With the Live Nostoc Blue-Green Algae (Cyanobacteria) Culture, Class Size of 30, for biology and life science, study Cyanobacteria, which are photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms utilizing chlorophyll a.
Nostoc. Freshwater and terrestrial. Unbranched filaments with heterocysts and akinetes. Tightly contorted filaments that occur in gelatinous aggregations that may reach baseball size.
Cyanobacteria also known as the blue-green algae, are photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms utilizing chlorophyll a. Unlike other photosynthetic bacteria, the cyanobacteria evolve oxygen and may have been responsible for the early accumulation of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere. Species may be characterized by the formation of akinetes—thick-walled non-motile spores, and heterocysts—thick-walled translucent cells capable of fixing nitrogen.