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What's in a name? The case of cyanobacteria.

  • Author(s): Garcia-Pichel, Ferran
  • Zehr, Jonathan P
  • Bhattacharya, Debashish
  • Pakrasi, Himadri B
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1111/jpy.12934
Abstract

A redefinition of the cyanobacterial lineage has been proposed based on phylogenomic analysis of distantly related nonphototrophic lineages. We define Cyanobacteria here as "Organisms in the domain bacteria able to carry out oxygenic photosynthesis with water as an electron donor and to reduce carbon dioxide as a source of carbon, or those secondarily evolved from such organisms."

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