Search for dissertations about: "heterocyst"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 swedish dissertations containing the word heterocyst.

  1. 1. Functional genomics of the Baltic Sea cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena in relation to nitrogen fixation, heterocyst differentiation and toxin production

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Botany, Stockholm University

    Author : Simina Vintila; Rehab El-Shehawy; Peter Lindblad; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; cyanobacteria; Nodularia; nitrogen fixation; heterocyst; nitrogenase; ammonium; phosphate; nodularin; Baltic Sea; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Organism biology Plant physiology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Organismbiologi Växtfysiologi; växtfysiologi; Plant Physiology;

    Abstract : Nodularia spumigena is a filamentous, heterocystous cyanobacterium that dominates the annual, toxic cyanobacterial blooms in the Baltic Sea. The blooms are believed to have increased in recent years, due to eutrophication by phosphate and/or nitrogen. Toxicity of these blooms is well-documented and attributed to the hepatotoxin nodularin. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Heterocysts of Nostoc punctiforme From Proteomics to Energy Transfer

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tanai Cardona; Ann Magnuson; Matthias Rögner; [2009]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Nostoc punctiforme; heterocyst; photosynthesis; thylakoid; isolation; proteomics; photosystem; energy transfer; hydrogen; NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry Biochemistry; NATURVETENSKAP Kemi Biokemi; biokemi; Biochemistry;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to provide a thorough characterization of the photosynthetic machinery from the heterocysts of Nostoc punctiforme strain ATCC 29133. In this thesis I describe the protocols I have optimized for the isolation of thylakoids from vegetative cells, the purification of heterocysts and the isolation of thylakoids from the purified heterocysts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cyanobacterial Hydrogen Metabolism - Uptake Hydrogenase and Hydrogen Production by Nitrogenase in Filamentous Cyanobacteria

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Pia Lindberg; Peter Lindblad; Kornél Kovács; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Microbiology; cyanobacteria; biohydrogen; Nostoc; hydrogen production; hydrogen evolution; hydrogen metabolism; nitrogenase; hydrogenase; hydrogen; uptake hydrogenase; hupSL; hydrogen uptake mutant; uptake hydrogenase mutant; photobioreactor; hydrogenase accessory genes; hyp; transcription; RT-PCR; NtcA; mass spectrometry; heterocyst; Mikrobiologi; MEDICINE Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases; MEDICIN Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar;

    Abstract : Molecular hydrogen is a potential energy carrier for the future. Nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria are a group of photosynthetic microorganisms with the inherent ability to produce molecular hydrogen via the enzyme complex nitrogenase. This hydrogen is not released, however, but is recaptured by the bacteria using an uptake hydrogenase. READ MORE

  4. 4. Development of robust cyanobacterial strains for biotechnological applications Stress tolerance and cell-specific expression in heterocyst-forming cyanobacteria

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Xin Li; Karin Stensjö; Yagut Allahverdiyeva-Rinne; [2018]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Cyanobacteria;  Dps protein;  heterocysts;  Nostoc;  oxidative stress;  cell specific promoter; ROS tolerance; synthetic biology tools transcriptional regulation.; Biokemi; Biochemistry;

    Abstract : Synthetic biology tools can be used to exploit potential applications of cyanobacteria, promising photosynthetic hosts for production of fuels and chemicals. Specific genetic tools are needed for the development of robust cyanobacterial strains for bioengineering. READ MORE

  5. 5. External Growth Control of Baltic Sea Cyanobacteria

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anna Zakrisson; Ulf Larsson; Jakob Walve; Elena Gorokhova; Sanna Suikkanen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Baltic Sea; cyanobacteria; nitrogen fixation; heterocysts; Aphanizomenon; Nodularia; water treatment; Himmerfjärden; sewage; climate; marin ekologi; Marine Ecology;

    Abstract : In the Himmerfjärden Bay a large excess of nitrogen over phosphorus in the discharge from a large sewage treatment plant (STP) has suppressed growth of diazotrophic cyanobacteria in its inner parts. Implementation of nitrogen removal in the STP in 1997 drastically reduced nitrogen load and triggered growth of diazotrophs, mainly Aphanizomenon sp. READ MORE