Nostoc
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phyllum: Cyanobacteria - blue-green algae

Nostoc

Terrestrial and aquatic, rare in marine habitats. Also occurs symbiotically within some plant tissues and in hornworts. The most frequent cyanobacterium lichen photobiont, e.g in Collema, Leptogium.

Left: Nostoc among Leptogium gelatinosum.
The microscope photograph shows nostic chains in Collema tenax. Lowest photograph shows free-living Nostoc commune


Nostoc


Nostoc

Nostoc commune
Nostoc commune
Nostoc

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