The Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria by Annick Wilmotte (auth.), Donald A. Bryant (eds.)
By Annick Wilmotte (auth.), Donald A. Bryant (eds.)
More than two decades in the past, as a fledgling graduate a few strange points of the genetics of those scholar who was once simply commencing to find out about those organisms yet to pay respects to the 2 volumes of organisms that might develop into my fundamental learn Carr of Whitton that performed vital roles in my concentration, the book of Noel Carr and Brian personal considering cyanobacteria (and without doubt in Whitton's The Biology of the Blue-Green Algae within the improvement of many others as well). Contri 1973 used to be an occasion of significant importance. until eventually the buting authors have been requested to explain not just what visual appeal of this treatise, there has been no unmarried quantity we all know at the present, but in addition to show issues we on hand that provided a huge evaluation of the have no idea but. i've got tried to collect a publication biology and biochemistry ofthese organisms. approximately that may stimulate graduate scholars and different ten years later, i used to be privileged to be a contributing researchers within the related approach that i used to be suffering from the writer to Carr and Whitton's sequel quantity The books pointed out above. Biology of the Cyanobacteria. even if the it seems that cyanobacterial molecular biologists intervening interval were marked by means of heated debates have certainly paid realization to the admonition in their over the taxonomy and taxonomic place of the erstwhile colleague, W Ford Doolittle, to 'study organisms, it used to be additionally a time while the comparative these issues that cyanobacteria do well.
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Greater than two decades in the past, as a fledgling graduate a few bizarre facets of the genetics of those pupil who was once simply commencing to find out about those organisms yet to pay respects to the 2 volumes of organisms that might turn into my fundamental examine Carr of Whitton that performed very important roles in my concentration, the book of Noel Carr and Brian personal puzzling over cyanobacteria (and doubtless in Whitton's The Biology of the Blue-Green Algae within the improvement of many others as well).
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Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) The RFLP technique is generally useful (0 identifY and classifY organisms at the population or the species leveL It has been productively used to study marine SynechococCliS sp, strains and cyanllbacterial symbionts, 1. The Marine Synechococcus sp. Strains The taxonomy of small, planktonic, phycoerythrincontaining Synechococcus sp, strains is problematic. Wood and Townsend (1990) tested the genetic homogeneity of a group of eight strains that showed cross-reactivity to the antiserum directed against Synechococcus sp.
This strain does not contain phycoerythrin nor phycoerythrocyanin (Bryant, 1982) and is able to fix nitrogen anaerobically (Rippka and Herdman, 1992). On the other hand, Oscillatoria amphigranulata strain CCC-NZ-concert-Oa (Fig. 5d) contains phycoerythrin and can perform chromatic adaptation. This thermophilic cyanobacterium, able to perform anoxygenic photosynthesis with sulfide as an electron donor (Garcia-Piche I and Castenholz, 1990), should probably be renamed (R. W. Castenholz, personal communication).
The 16S rRNA sequence analysis demonstrates that this strain belongs to the heterocystous cluster and has probably lost the capacity to differentiate heterocysts by mutation. In addition, it appears equally distant from Fischerella sp. strain pee 7414 and from Chlorogloeopsis fritschii strain pee 6718. , 1993). 6. Comparison with the Current Evolutionary and Taxonomic Hypotheses The only evolutionary hypothesis that may be supported by the trees of Figs. 3 and 4, is the rather late differentiation of the heterocystous species.