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Blue-green alga

Definition
noun, plural: blue-green algae
Any member of the group of prokaryotes characterized by having the following general features:

Supplement
The blue-green algae are named as such because of the blue green colour of their cells due to the presence of phycobiliproteins.
Also called: blue-green bacterium.
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