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Taxonomic Group: Cyanobacteria
Trophic Status: Autotrophic
Size Range: N/A
Key Characteristics: Small, round prokaryotic (without a true nucleus) cells that contain chlorophyll-a as well as a variety of pigments such as phycoerythrin and phycocyanin; this category contains only solitary cells, not those found within chains or colonies; best viewed with epifluorescent light which highlights the pigments
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Toxin: None known