Glossary of "Plant Biology (1st ed.)" by Graham et al. (2003)
- A thick-walled resting spore formed from a vegetative cell by many species of cyanobacteria. The akinete allows the cyanobacteria to survive through adverse conditions.
- Graham, L. E., Graham, J. M. & Wilcox, L. W. 2003. Plant Biology. -xxxv + 497 pp. Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River.