A genus of Cyanobacteria that forms filamentous colonies with specialized cells (heterocysts), capable of nitrogen fixation. Ecologically important in wet tropical soils and forms symbiotic associations with the fern Azolla.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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