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Nostoc sp.
Nostoc sp - higher magnification
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CYANOBACTERIA - NOSTOCALES
Nostocaceae
Nostoc sp.
Gzira - freshwater pond
10/02/12
Higher magnification showing individual cells
This Nostoc species is found growing in rainwater collected in a glass container. Nostoc is a genus of cyanobacteria which grow in long filaments encapsulated in a gelatinous sheath. The colonies can be very large (in mm) rounded and green coloured. The species is commonly found in the rainy season (winter) in localized areas.