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The larger cell engulfs the smaller cell. The smaller cell is called the forespore and the
larger cell is called the mother cell. Textbook Reading Page 658 “The Cyanobacterial Heterocyst” The points to be remembered from this text:
Know that cynobacteria form heterocysts.
Know that heterocysts differ in form and function from be vegetative cells.
Know that heterocysts fix dinitrogen and provide a reduced form of nitrogen to the
vegetative cells and that the vegetative cells fix carbon dioxide and provide a reduced
form of carbon to the heter...
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