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Anabaena

Pronunciation: an′ă-bē′nă

Definition: A genus of Cyanobacteria found in fresh water that can cause odor in water supplies; although not invasive pathogens, they produce potent saxitoxinlike neurotoxins that can poison farm animals that ingest heavily infected pond water.

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