cyanobacteria

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Synonyms for cyanobacteria

predominantly photosynthetic prokaryotic organisms containing a blue pigment in addition to chlorophyll

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Blue-green bacteria were capable of photosynthesis, he says, which means they started taking carbon dioxide and adding oxygen to the atmosphere.
Scientists think that blue-green bacteria are also responsible for algae.
The photobionts are generally green algae or blue-green bacteria (cyanobacteria, once known as blue-green algae).
Schopf, a paleo-biologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, was struck 30 years ago by the apparent similarities between some 1-billion-year-old fossils of blue-green bacteria and their modern microbial counterparts, which often form a living film on stagnant water.
Those scientists didn't know about the lineages of blue-green bacteria, also called cyanobacteria.