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Title The cell biology of cyanobacteria / edited by Enrique Flores and Antonia Herrero, Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis, CSIC and Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Published Norfolk, UK : Caister Academic Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 308 pages) : illustrations
Contents A brief history of cyanobacterial research: past, present, and future prospects / Donald A. Bryant -- Cell division in cyanobacteria / Corinne Cassier-Chauvat and Franck Chauvat -- The cell envelope / Alexander Hahn and Enrico Schleiff -- Proteomics in revealing the composition, acclimation and biogenesis of thylakoid membranes / Natalia Battchikova and Eva-Mari Aro -- Protein targeting, transport and translocation in cyanobacteria / Dirk Schneider -- Chromatic acclimation: a many-coloured mechanism for maximizing photosynthetic light harvesting efficiency / Adam N. Bussell and David M. Kehoe -- The carboxysome: function, structure and cellular dynamics / Jeffrey C. Cameron, Markus Sutter and Cheryl A. Kerfeld -- Glycogen: a dynamic cellular sink and reservoir for carbon / Yvonne Zilliges -- Cyanophycin: a cellular nitrogen reserve material / Antonia Herrero and Mireia Burnat -- Gas vesicles / Judith Herzfeld -- Motility in unicellular and filamentous cyanobacteria / Bianca Brahamsha and Devaki Bhaya -- Cellular differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria / Iris Maldener, Michael L. Summers and Assaf Sukenik -- Cell-cell joining proteins in heterocyst-forming cyanobacteria / Vicente Mariscal
Summary 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 20-30% of Earth's photosynthetic productivity. They can attune their light-harvesting systems to changes in available light conditions, fix nitrogen, and have circadian rhythms. In addition, many cyanobacteria species exhibit gliding mobility and can differentiate into specialized cell types called heterocysts, and some are symbiotic. Thanks to their simple nutritional requirements, th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cyanobacteria -- Cytology
Cyanobacteria -- Molecular aspects.
Cyanobacteria -- Physiology.
Cyanobacteria -- Molecular aspects.
Cyanobacteria -- Physiology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biology.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Microbiology.
Form Electronic book
Author Flores, Enrique (Flores García), editor.
Herrero, Antonia, editor.
ISBN 1908230924