Microcystis

General Description

  • Microcystis is one of the most common and diverse of the cyanobacteria, known for its production of hepatoxic, microcystins
  • Cells are granular and sometimes released from the colony and mucilagenous sheath
  • Cell-size and colony-shape vary by species, typically cells are about 4-5 micrometers
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