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Phormidium

Phormidium is a benthic, non-branched, filamentous cyanobacterium.

Genus: Phormidium

Cyanobacteria (blue green algae)

Phormidium is a benthic, non-branched, filamentous cyanobacterium. Individual cells are squarish and linked end-to-end (Oscillatoria cells are thinner). The end of Phormidium filaments are rounded.