Chroococcales

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Chroococcales
Microcystis aeruginosa.jpeg
Microcystis aeruginosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Subkingdom: Eubacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Order: Chroococcales
von Wettstein von Westerheim
Families[1]

The Chroococcales are an order of cyanobacteria in some classifications which includes the harmful algal bloom Microcystis aeruginosa.[2] Molecular data indicate that the members of the Chroococcales may not be a clade.[citation needed]

Characteristics[edit]

The order is characterized by single, floating cells or colonies which are embedded to a matrix. Also, a lack of differentiation between apical and basal structures exists.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Komárek J, Kaštovský J, Mareš J, Johansen JR (2014). "Taxonomic classification of cyanoprokaryotes (cyanobacterial genera) 2014, using a polyphasic approach" (PDF). Preslia. 86: 295–335. 
  2. ^ "Chroococcales". EOL. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Chroococcales". Digital Specimen Archives. Protist Information Server. Retrieved 24 June 2011.