Raphidiopsis curvata

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Taxonomic Group:Cyanobacteria
Trophic Status:Autotrophic
Size Range:N/A
Key Characteristics:Chains with terminal cells that taper to a point; only vegetative cells and akinetes (which are always near the middle of the chain, never terminal) are present, no heterocytes
Confused With:A Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii chain that has lost its terminal heterocytes