Endosymbiotic Cyanobacteria and Cyanellae

  • W. Reisser
Part of the Encyclopedia of Plant Physiology book series (PLANT, volume 17)


Cyanobacteria are outstanding among prokaryotes because of their ability to exploit water-bound protons for photosynthesis and to fix molecular nitrogen. Hence they are successful in nearly all types of biotopes and are also frequently observed in close relationship with other organisms.


Symbiotic System Heterocyst Frequency Nostoc Punctiforme Cyanidium Caldarium Symbiotic Cyanobacterium 
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