What Is Akinete


These are non-motile spores with a very thick wall which remains fused with the wall of the parent cell. It contains a large amount of food material. In blue-green algae reserves (Cyanophyceae), akinetes are the major organs of reproduction. These are principal perennating structures and besides members of blue-green algae like Anabaena, Nostoc, etc. Akinetes are also found in Pithophora and Ulothrix.

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