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Molecular biological aspects of nitrogen starvation in cyanobacteria

M. R. K. Alley

Molecular biological aspects of nitrogen starvation in cyanobacteria

by M. R. K. Alley

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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Warwick, 1987.

StatementM.R.K. Alley.
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  The cyanobacteria are a fascinating group of bacteria that have adapted to colonize almost every environment on the planet. They are the only prokaryotes capable of oxygenic photosynthesis, responsible for up to % of Earth’s photosynthetic productivity. The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria. Editors (view affiliations) Table of contents. Search within book. Front Matter. Pages i-CP PDF. Back Matter. Pages PDF. About this book. Editors and affiliations. Donald A. Bryant. 1; 1. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology The Pennsylvania State University University Park.

Cyanobacterial Studies Examine Cellular Structure During Nitrogen Starvation Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using neutrons to study what happens when cyanobacteria cell samples (pictured) are starved for nitrogen. Definition: Cyanobacteria represents the major group of photosynthetic bacteria that carry out oxygenic releases oxygen and uses water as an electron-donating substrate, i.e. splits water molecule to release oxygen. Other than this, they are also capable of nitrogen-fixing.

Cyanobacteria constitute the most widely distributed group of photosynthetic prokaryotes found in almost all realms of the earth and play an important role in Earth’s nitrogen and carbon cycle. The gradual transformation from reducing atmosphere to oxidizing atmosphere was a turning point in the evolutionary history of the earth and made. Advances in Cyanobacterial Biology presents the novel, practical, and theoretical aspects of cyanobacteria, providing a better understanding of basic and advanced biotechnological application in the field of sustainable agriculture. Chapters have been designed to deal with the different aspects of cyanobacteria including their role in the evolution of life, cyanobacterial diversity and.


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Molecular biological aspects of nitrogen starvation in cyanobacteria by M. R. K. Alley Download PDF EPUB FB2

I have attempted to assemble a book biology and biochemistry ofthese organisms. Nearly that would stimulate graduate students and other ten years later, I was privileged to be a contributing researchers in the same way that I was affected by the author to Carr and Whitton's sequel volume The books mentioned above.

Biology of the Cyanobacteria. More than twenty years ago, as a fledgling graduate some peculiar aspects of the genetics of these student who was just starting to learn about these organisms but to pay respects to the two volumes of organisms that would become my primary research Carr of Whitton that played important roles in my focus, the publication of Noel Carr and Brian own thinking about cyanobacteria (and no doubt in.

This volume brings together the expertise and enthusiasm of an international panel of leading cyanobacterial researchers to provide a state-of-the art overview of the field.

Topics covered include: evolution, comparative genomics, gene transfer, molecular ecology and environmental genomics, stress responses, bioactive compounds, circadian clock, structure of the photosynthetic apparatus.

More than twenty years ago, as a fledgling graduate some peculiar aspects of the genetics of these student who was just starting to learn about these organisms but to pay respects to the two volumes of organisms that would become my primary research Carr of Whitton that played important roles in my focus, the publication of Noel Carr and Brian own thinking about cyanobacteria (and no doubt in Price: $ Cyanobacteria are a fascinating and versatile group of bacteria of immense biological importance.

Thought to be amongst the first organisms to colonize the earth, these bacteria are the photosynthetic ancestors of chloroplasts in eukaryotes, such as plants and algae.5/5(1).

Nitrogen is an essential macronutrient, and the response to nitrogen starvation is different by cyanobacterial species [5]. Diazotrophic cyanobacteria fix molecular nitrogen under nitrogen.

Cyanobacteria are the only prokaryotes capable of using sunlight as their energy, water as an electron donor, and air as a source of carbon and, for some nitrogen-fixing strains, nitrogen.

Compared to algae and plants, cyanobacteria are much easier to genetically engineer, and many of the standard biological parts available for Synthetic.

In book: The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria, pp After the perception of the nitrogen starvation signal 2-OG by NtcA (5, 6), heterocyst development is initiated through the.

Cyanobacteria are oxygenic photosynthetic bacteria that are widespread in marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments, and many of them are capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen.

However, ironically, nitrogenase, the enzyme that is responsible for the reduction of N 2, is extremely sensitive to O by: Abstract. Cyanobacteria are an ancient lineage with an extraordinary history of symbiotic associations with a wide variety of organisms.

We focus on the cyanobacteria’s ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen and provide an overview of the conditions in which symbioses are formed, and the genes used to facilitate the uptake of nitrogen, with an emphasis on nitrogenases. About this book. The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria summarizes more than a decade of progress in analyzing the taxonomy, biochemistry, physiology, cellular differentiation and developmental biology of cyanobacteria by modern molecular methods, especially molecular genetics.

Cyanobacteria are a fascinating and versatile group of bacteria of immense biological importance. Thought to be amongst the first organisms to colonize the earth, these bacteria are the photosynthetic ancestors of chloroplasts in eukaryotes, such as plants and algae.

In addition, they can fix nitrogen, survive in very hostile environments (e.g. down to degreesC), are symbiotic, have /5(2). Cyanobacteria / s aɪ ˌ æ n oʊ b æ k ˈ t ɪər i ə /, also known as Cyanophyta, are a phylum consisting of free-living photosynthetic bacteria and the endosymbiotic plastids, a sister group to Gloeomargarita, that are present in some commonly obtain their energy through oxygenic photosynthesis.

The oxygen gas in the atmosphere of earth is produced by cyanobacteria of this (unranked): Terrabacteria. The first few chapters focus on the molecular bioenergetics of photosynthesis and respiration in cyanobacteria, and provide a clear perspective on different stress tolerance mechanisms.

Part I also covers the effect of specific stresses—including heavy metal, high and low temperature, salt, osmotic, and UV-B stress—on a wide range of vital. Physiological and Molecular Studies on the Response of Cyanobacteria to Changes in the Ambient Inorganic Carbon Concentration; A.

Kaplan, et al. Assimilatory Nitrogen Metabolism and its Regulation; E. Flores, A. Herrero. This text examines the taxonomy, biochemistry, physiology, cellular differentiation and developmental biology of cyanobacteria by modern molecular methods, especially molecular genetics. Cyanobacteria have been made the organisms of choice for detailed molecular analyses of oxygenic photosynthesis.

About this book. Cyanobacteria are a fascinating and versatile group of bacteria of immense biological importance. Thought to be amongst the first organisms to colonize the earth, these bacteria are the photosynthetic ancestors of chloroplasts in eukaryotes such as plants and algae.

SUMMARY This review summarizes recent aspects of (di)nitrogen fixation and (di)hydrogen metabolism, with emphasis on cyanobacteria. These organisms possess several types of the enzyme complexes catalyzing N2 fixation and/or H2 formation or oxidation, namely, two Mo nitrogenases, a V nitrogenase, and two hydrogenases.

The two cyanobacterial Ni hydrogenases are Cited by: Box 1 Mechanisms by which cyanobacteria can alter lake N cycling. The ability of freshwater cyanobacteria to drive N cycling by bringing in “new” N (sensu (Dugdale and Goering ) is well‐documented in the limnological literature (e.g., Howarth et al.

a, b).Cyanobacteria bring available N into the lake ecosystem by transforming dissolved, atmospherically‐derived N 2 into Cited by: Buy The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria (Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration) by Bryant, D.A.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Hardcover. Many of them have a global distribution, and they are excellent model organisms to investigate questions of microbial biogeography and evolution.

Cyanobacteria are major contributors to the primary production of the oceans, and they are one Cited by: The Cyanobacteria: Molecular Biology, Genomics and Evolution The Cyanobacteria: Molecular Biology, Genomics and Evolution.

Cyanobacteria and Earth History The biochemical capacity to use water as the source for electrons in photosynthesis evolved once, in a common ancestor of extant cyanobacteria.Cyanobacteria are ubiquitous in their distribution and are found in all the latitudes from Arctic and Anatarctic regions to the Tropical deserts perhaps reflecting their pioneering habitation of the primitive earth.

They are also unique in their ability to simultaneously perform oxygenic photosynthesis and oxygen labile nitrogen Size: KB.