cyanobacteria | definition

phototrophic, chlorophyll-containing bacteria that produce large amounts of gaseous oxygen



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Research Article: Light-Dependent Electrogenic Activity of Cyanobacteria

Date Published: May 25, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): John M. Pisciotta, Yongjin Zou, Ilia V. Baskakov, Ching-Hong Yang. Abstract: Cyanobacteria account for 20–30% of Earth’s primary photosynthetic productivity and convert solar energy into biomass-stored chemical energy at the rate of ∼450 TW [1]. These single-cell microorganisms are resilient predecessors of all higher … Continue reading

Research Article: Origin of Saxitoxin Biosynthetic Genes in Cyanobacteria

Date Published: June 1, 2009 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Ahmed Moustafa, Jeannette E. Loram, Jeremiah D. Hackett, Donald M. Anderson, F. Gerald Plumley, Debashish Bhattacharya, Jason E. Stajich. Abstract: Paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) is a potentially fatal syndrome associated with the consumption of shellfish that have accumulated saxitoxin (STX). STX is produced by … Continue reading

Research Article: Therapeutic potential of cyanobacteria against streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats

Date Published: March 26, 2016 Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg Author(s): Muthuraman Pandurangan, Doo Hwan Kim. Abstract: Hypoglycemic effect of cyanobacteria has evaluated in the normal and streptozotocin-induced diabetic male albino rats as a mammalian model. Normal and streptozotocin-diabetic rats were orally administered cyanobacteria for 60 consecutive days, and their blood levels of glucose, insulin, … Continue reading

Research Article: A Novel Potassium Channel in Photosynthetic Cyanobacteria

Date Published: April 12, 2010 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Manuela Zanetti, Enrico Teardo, Nicoletta La Rocca, Lalu Zulkifli, Vanessa Checchetto, Toshiaki Shijuku, Yuki Sato, Giorgio Mario Giacometti, Noboyuki Uozumi, Elisabetta Bergantino, Ildikò Szabò, Hany A. El-Shemy. Abstract: Elucidation of the structure-function relationship of a small number of prokaryotic ion channels characterized so far … Continue reading

Research Article: Modulation of the growth and metabolic response of cyanobacteria by the multifaceted activity of naringenin

Date Published: May 12, 2017 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Beata Żyszka, Mirosław Anioł, Jacek Lipok, Timothy P. Devarenne. Abstract: The interactions between the plant-derived bioflavonoid, naringenin, and prokaryotic microalgae representatives (cyanobacteria), were investigated with respect to its influence on the growth and metabolic response of these microorganisms. To achieve reliable results, the … Continue reading

Research Article: Anabaenolysins, Novel Cytolytic Lipopeptides from Benthic Anabaena Cyanobacteria

Date Published: July 19, 2012 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Jouni Jokela, Linn Oftedal, Lars Herfindal, Perttu Permi, Matti Wahlsten, Stein Ove Døskeland, Kaarina Sivonen, Ivo G. Boneca. Abstract: Two novel cyclic lipopeptides, anabaenolysin A and anabaenolysin B, were isolated from two benthic cyanobacterial strains of the genus Anabaena. This novel class of cyanobacterial … Continue reading

Research Article: Nitrogen Fixed By Cyanobacteria Is Utilized By Deposit-Feeders

Date Published: August 8, 2014 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Agnes M. L. Karlson, Elena Gorokhova, Ragnar Elmgren, Mónica Medina. Abstract: Benthic communities below the photic zone depend for food on allochthonous organic matter derived from seasonal phytoplankton blooms. In the Baltic Sea, the spring diatom bloom is considered the most important input … Continue reading

Research Article: Sponges-Cyanobacteria associations: Global diversity overview and new data from the Eastern Mediterranean

Date Published: March 29, 2018 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Despoina Konstantinou, Vasilis Gerovasileiou, Eleni Voultsiadou, Spyros Gkelis, Sébastien Duperron. Abstract: Sponge-cyanobacteria associations have attracted research interest from an ecological, evolutionary and biotechnological perspective. Current knowledge is, in its majority, “hidden” in metagenomics research studying the entire microbial communities of sponges, while knowledge … Continue reading

Research Article: Controlling Harmful Cyanobacteria: Taxa-Specific Responses of Cyanobacteria to Grazing by Large-Bodied Daphnia in a Biomanipulation Scenario

Date Published: April 4, 2016 Publisher: Public Library of Science Author(s): Pablo Urrutia-Cordero, Mattias K. Ekvall, Lars-Anders Hansson, Hans G. Dam. Abstract: Lake restoration practices based on reducing fish predation and promoting the dominance of large-bodied Daphnia grazers (i.e., biomanipulation) have been the focus of much debate due to inconsistent success in suppressing harmful … Continue reading