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Akinete a single-celled, non-motile resting spore resulting from the metamorphosis of an ordinary vegetative cell; its thick wall is not separated from the parent cell and its germination may follow an extended period of dormancy; in blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) the distribution of akinetes within a filament often varies according to species and their relative position may be diagnostic (based upon the Greek, a- (without) & kinein (to move); cf. akineta, akinetos, aplanospore & zygospore)

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