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Trichodesmium: a widespread marine cyanobacterium with unusual nitrogen fixation properties
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Molecular Biomimetics.
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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
Abstract [en]

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.

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2013. Vol. 37, no 3, 286-302 p.
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Microbiology Botany
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Microbiology; Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-180529DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6976.2012.00352.xPubMedID: 22928644OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-180529DiVA: diva2:555970
Available from: 2012-09-23 Created: 2012-09-08 Last updated: 2013-07-24Bibliographically approved

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