"Because cyanobacteria are like legumes in that they have the ability to fix nitrogen, they can get growing as long as their is enough P in the water. That P stands for phosphorus, not the kind that your kids do in the pool, or in the river. The floating dead algae from a toxic algae bloom that can cause fish kills."
"Cyanobacteria are like bears, both are a part of the natural environment, and become a problem when we feed them", explains James Haney a biologist at the University of New Hampshire ...
"Cyanobacteria are like plants, dependent upon renewable ingredients including sunlight, carbon dioxide and water that, through genetic engineering, can be altered to favor biodiesel production."
"For example, cyanobacteria are like microscopic plants, sucking up carbon dioxide and making it accessible to other creatures"
"Cyanobacteria are in a group by themselves. They are basically a bacteria which also contain chlorophyll like algae, which allows them to gain food (starches) through the use of light (photosynthesis). In essence, cyanobacteria are like half bacteria and half algae, which gives them benefits of both bacteria and algae in acquiring food. This makes them a tough critter to control."
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