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Is it fungus?

Observed: 6th November 2009 By: Mick Gamble
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Description:

Gelatinous, like seaweed. Growing on moss on tarmac, on coal spoil and on a track roadway. Wet weather No stipe

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Nostoc is a photosynthetic

Nostoc is a photosynthetic blue-green bacterium (cyanobacterium) and is capable of fixing nitrogen from the atmosphere into soluble N compounds that can be used by plants. Chloroplasts, the photosynthesizing bits in plant cells, started out as free-living cynaobacteria hundreds of millions of years ago, before there were any land plants.

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PS. The above comment is by

PS. The above comment is by me, not MH Test!

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)