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Ancient organism masquerades as land ‘seaweed’

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    Hawaiians call Nostoc commune “limu ka kanaka,” which translates to “man-striking moss.” This is due to people striking the ground hard from slipping on this alga.

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are single-celled bacteria that can photosynthesize like plants and are thought to be one of the oldest organisms on earth. Read more

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