Trichodesmium: a widespread marine cyanobacterium with unusual nitrogen fixation properties
2013 (English)In: FEMS Microbiology Reviews, ISSN 0168-6445, E-ISSN 1574-6976, Vol. 37, no 3, 286-302 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
The last several decades have witnessed dramatic advances in unfolding the diversity and commonality of oceanic diazotrophs and their N(2) -fixing potential. More recently substantial progress in diazotrophic cell biology has provided a wealth of information on processes and mechanisms involved. The substantial contribution by the diazotrophic cyanobacterial genus Trichodesmium to the nitrogen influx of the global marine ecosystem is by now undisputable and of paramount ecological importance, while the underlying cellular and molecular regulatory physiology has only recently started to unfold. Here we explore and summarize current knowledge, related to optimization of its diazotrophic capacity, from genomics to ecophysiological processes, via eg. cellular differentiation (diazocytes) and temporal regulations, and suggest cellular research avenues that now ought to be explored. © 2012 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 37, no 3, 286-302 p.
Research subject Microbiology; Molecular Biology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180529DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2012.00352.xPubMedID: 22928644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180529DiVA: diva2:555970