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Physiological basis for nitrogen fixation in Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strain CS-505 : an invasive, toxin-producing cyanobacterium that has radiated from tropical to temperate regions worlwide.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

 
Título Physiological basis for nitrogen fixation in Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strain CS-505 : an invasive, toxin-producing cyanobacterium that has radiated from tropical to temperate regions worlwide.
 
Autor Muñoz Plominsky, Álvaro Alfredo.
 
Tema Toxinas marinas.
Toxinas microbianas.
Fijación del nitrógeno.
 
Descripción Cyanobacteria are known for their ability to fix carbon and get energy through photosynthesis. Furthermore, some cyanobacteria are capable of fixing N2 when its environment lacks sources of combined nitrogen (diazotrophy). Because the enzyme that converts N2 to NH4 (nitrogenase) is irreversibly inactivated by atmospheric concentrations of O2, diazotrophic cyanobacteria must separate this process from photosynthesis, temporarily (e.g. by fixing N2 in the dark phase of the photoperiod) or generating a micro-oxic environment for nitrogenase. Thus, some multicellular cyanobacteria, which grow forming filamentous structures called trichomes, can differentiate specialized cells to fix N2 (heterocysts) when grown diazotrophically. Most studies have focused on cyanobacteria that differentiate intercalary heterocysts among the vegetative cells of their trichomes. Contrary, this thesis characterized the diazotrophic acclimatization strategy of a cyanobacterium that differentiates heterocysts only at the ends of its trichomes (terminal heterocysts): Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii strain CS-505.
Tesis (Doctor en Ciencias Biológicas, mención Genética Molecular y Microbiología)--Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013.
 
Colaborador Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias Biológicas. Mención Genética Molecular y Microbiología
Vásquez Pérez, Luz Mónica, profesor tutor.
 
Fecha 2013.
 
Tipo Tesis
 
Formato xi, 112 h.
 
Identificador (URI) http://repositorio.uc.cl/xmlui/handle/123456789/2883
 
Idioma eng