Scytonemataceae

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Scytonemataceae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Subkingdom: Eubacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: Cyanophyceae
Order: Nostocales
Family: Scytonemataceae
Frank, 1886
Genus

Arthrosiphon
Arthrosiphon
Brasilonema
Desmonema
Diplocolon
Drilosiphon
Drilosiphon
Eoplectonema
Kyrtuthrix
Paraortonella
Scytonema
Scytonematopsis

Scytonemataceae is a family of filamentous, heterocystous cyanobacteria within the order Nostocales. The family is known from freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments where it grows in colonies attached to the substrate. Akinetes are not known, and the members of the family are known to reproduce with non-heterocystous hormogonia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holt, John G. (1994). Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology (9. ed. ed.). Baltimore, Md. [u.a.]: Williams & Wilkins. p. 406. ISBN 978-0683006032. 

External links[edit]

Guiry, M.D.; Guiry, G.M. (2008). "Scytonemataceae". AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway.