suatu genus cyanobacteria yang ka­dang mencemari air sehingga menimbulkan bau yang menusuk dan bahaya keracunan cyanobacteria.

Anabaena (Wikipedia)
For Anabaena A.Juss., a plant genus of the Euphorbiaceae, see its synonym Romanoa.
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Anabaena flos-aquae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Cyanobacteria
Class: Hormogoneae
Order: Nostocales
Family: Nostocaceae
Genus: Anabaena
Bory de Saint-Vincent ex Bornet & Flahault, 1886

A. aequalis
A. affinis
A. angstumalis angstumalis
A. angstumalis marchita
A. aphanizomendoides
A. azollae
A. bornetiana
A. catenula
A. cedrorum
A. circinalis
A. confervoides
A. constricta
A. cyanobacterium
A. cycadeae
A. cylindrica
A. echinispora
A. felisii
A. flos-aquae flos-aquae
A. flos-aquae minor
A. flos-aquae treleasei
A. helicoidea
A. inaequalis
A. lapponica
A. laxa
A. lemmermannii
A. levanderi
A. limnetica
A. macrospora macrospora
A. macrospora robusta
A. monticulosa
A. nostoc
A. oscillarioides
A. planctonica
A. raciborskii
A. scheremetievi
A. sphaerica
A. spiroides crassa
A. spiroides spiroides
A. subcylindrica
A. torulosa
A. unispora
A. variabilis
A. verrucosa
A. viguieri
A. wisconsinense
A. zierlingii

Anabaena is a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria that exist as plankton. They are known for nitrogen-fixing abilities, and they form symbiotic relationships with certain plants, such as the mosquito fern. They are one of four genera of cyanobacteria that produce neurotoxins, which are harmful to local wildlife, as well as farm animals and pets. Production of these neurotoxins is assumed to be an input into its symbiotic relationships, protecting the plant from grazing pressure.

A DNA sequencing project was undertaken in 1999, which mapped the complete genome of Anabaena, which is 7.2 million base pairs long. The study focused on heterocysts, which convert nitrogen into ammonia. Certain species of Anabaena have been used on rice paddy fields, proving to be an effective natural fertilizer.