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Cyanobacteria, Gram Positive, Gram Negative

Information on Cyanobacteria
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Habitat
Aquatic
Chlorophyll Type
A
Phycobilins
Good at absorbing light, allows bacteria to live in the ocean
Phycocyan
absorbs blue light, deep ocean
Phycoerythrin
absorbs red light, deep ocean
Chroloplasta / Organelles
None
Thylakoids
Keeps chlorophyll a, is a membrane bound sac
Sheath
Gel like material, prevents oragnism from drying out
Heterocyst
Larger part of the "string" of beads, keeps all the enzymes for Nitrogen fixation. "Fixes" inorganics to organics.
Blooms
So many grow together they discolour water. Can be toxic. Health related issues. Detergents (Phosphates) help them grow.
Proteobacteria (Gram Negative)
Ecoli
Firmicutes (Gram Positive)
Staphylococus Aureus
Cell Walls
Contain murein
Cell Membrane
Ester linked
Anabena
Shape, string of pearls