Blue-green algae are also called cyanobacteria as they are in many ways like bacteria: prokaryotic, smaller than 2 µm and rapidly reproducing by cell division. At low abundance they are an important component of aquatic food webs but tend to form outbreaks when favored by still, warm waters rich in nutrients. Blooms of blue-green algae can contaminate freshwater by toxins, anoxia, taste and odour causing high treatment costs in water works, risks for public health and degradation of freshwater ecosystems.
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- Predictive Rules for Phytoplankton Dynamics in Freshwater Lakes Discovered by Evolutionary Algorithms
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