A new strain of cyanobacteria has been discovered in the partially scorched waters of Lake Alchichica in Mexico. The bacteria are believed to be unique since they produce a unique endoskeleton comprising of calcified lumpy granules.
Cyanobacteria, that process their own food by photosynthesis, predate themselves as far back as 3.5 billion years and have the notoriety of being the oldest fossils on earth. Also known as blue-green algae, Cyanobacteria have had great influence in changing earth’s atmosphere from hostile and uninhabitable to the organic environment that it is today. Today’s plant life finds its origin in these cyanobacteria. Some cyanobacteria are capable of forming calcified granules on the outside of the cell, counting those that grow on stromatolites (pillar like formation of sediment and microbes found in shallow waters). These stromatolites are known date back as far as 3.5 billion years.
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