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Aphanocapsa

Aphanocapsa colonies look similar to Microcystis but Aphanocapsa cells are spread further apart (at least 2-3 cell diameters apart) whereas Microcystis cells are very close together.

Genus: Aphanocapsa

Cyanobacteria (blue green algae)

Aphanocapsa colonies look similar to Microcystis but Aphanocapsa cells are spread further apart (at least 2-3 cell diameters apart) whereas Microcystis cells are very close together.