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Nostoc pruniforme (Mare's eggs) are a species of cyanobacterium. These freshwater bacteria grow underwater in colonies which take the form of dark greenish-gray, gelatinous spheres.

Mare's eggs
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: see proposal
Order: Nostocales
Family: Nostocaceae
Genus: Nostoc
Species: N. pruniforme
Binomial name
Nostoc pruniforme

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