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The Synechococcales are an order of cyanobacteria, with over 70 genera. It includes both filamentous and single-celled types.

TEM of Prochlorococcus MED4 dividing
TEM of Prochlorococcus MED4 dividing
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Subkingdom: Eubacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Order: Synechococcales


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