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Cyanophyte Phytoplankton (Biotic Subclass)

Component: Biotic

Unique Identifier: 414

Biotic Setting Planktonic Biota
Biotic Class Phytoplankton
Biotic Subclass Cyanophyte Phytoplankton
Biotic Group Cyanophyte Aggregation
Cyanophyte Bloom
Cyanophyte Maximum Layer

Definition Areas dominated by cyanophytes, blue-green algae that are photosynthetic bacteria. Some of these are nitrogen fixing, some form resting cysts, and they can exist singly or in colonies.