Gloeotrichia

General Description

  • Gloeotrichia are larger colonial cyanobacteria (>1 mm), usually visible by eye
  • Filaments protrude outward from a center of vegetative cells
  • Filaments contain heterocysts and akinetes at the base
  • These filaments are also encased in a gelatinous sheath
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