Protocols in Current Issue
    Direct Visualization of the Multicopy Chromosomes in Cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942
    Authors:  Ryudo Ohbayashi, Hirofumi Yoshikawa and Satoru Watanabe, date: 08/05/2018, view: 1188, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic organisms that carry out oxygenic photosynthesis. The fresh water cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 is a model organism for the study of photosynthesis and gene regulation, and for biotechnological applications. Besides several freshwater cyanobacteria, S. elongatus 7942 also contains ...
    Determination of Intracellular Osmolytes in Cyanobacterial Cells
    Authors:  Xiaoming Tan, Kuo Song, Cuncun Qiao and Xuefeng Lu, date: 04/20/2018, view: 1664, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Most of the cyanobacteria accumulate osmolytes including sucrose, glucosylglycerol, in their cells in response to salt stress. Here we describe a protocol of our laboratory for extraction and quantification of cyanobacterial intracellular sucrose and glucosylglycerol. We have confirmed this protocol was applicable to at least four kinds of ...
    Easy and Efficient Permeabilization of Cyanobacteria for in vivo Enzyme Assays Using B-PER
    Authors:  Simon Matthé Erstad and Yumiko Sakuragi, date: 01/05/2018, view: 2201, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic bacteria that thrive in diverse ecosystems and play major roles in the global carbon cycle. The abilities of cyanobacteria to fix atmospheric CO2 and to allocate the fixed carbons to chemicals and biofuels have attracted growing attentions as sustainable microbial cell factories. A better understanding ...
    Quantification of Chlorophyll as a Proxy for Biofilm Formation in the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus
    Authors:  Eleonora Sendersky, Ryan Simkovsky, Susan S. Golden and Rakefet Schwarz, date: 07/20/2017, view: 4257, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] A self-suppression mechanism of biofilm development in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 was recently reported. These studies required quantification of biofilms formed by mutants impaired in the biofilm-inhibitory process. Here we describe in detail the use of chlorophyll measurements as a proxy for biomass accumulation ...
    Expression and Purification of Cyanobacterial Circadian Clock Protein KaiC and Determination of Its Auto-phosphatase Activity
    Authors:  Qiang Chen, Lingling Yu, Xiao Tan and Sen Liu, date: 02/20/2017, view: 3969, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Circadian rhythms are biological processes displaying an endogenous oscillation with a period of ~24 h. They allow organisms to anticipate and get prepared for the environmental changes caused mainly by the rotation of Earth. Circadian rhythms are driven by circadian clocks that consist of proteins, DNA, and/or RNA. Circadian clocks of ...
    Quantitation of Cytochromes b559, b6, and f, and the Core Component of Photosystem I P700 in Cyanobacterial Cells
    Authors:  Motohide Aoki, Mikio Tsuzuki and Norihiro Sato, date: 11/05/2016, view: 3965, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Cytochrome (Cyt) b559, an important and essential core component of photosystem II in the photosynthetic electron transport system, is a heme-bridged heterodimer protein composed of an alpha subunit (PsbE) and a beta subunit (PsbE), and its reduced form has an absorption maximum in the α-band at 559 nm. The ...
    Estimation of the Chromosomal Copy Number in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942
    Authors:  Satoru Watanabe and Hirofumi Yoshikawa, date: 07/05/2016, view: 4531, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic organisms that perform oxygenic photosynthesis. Freshwater cyanobacteria, such as Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803, are model organisms for the study of photosynthesis, gene regulation, and biotechnological applications because they are easy to manipulate ...
    HPLC Analysis of Secreted Organic Acids
    Authors:  Fiona K. Davies, Sarah D’Adamo and Matthew C. Posewitz, date: 04/20/2016, view: 5941, Q&A: 0
    [Abstract] Under certain growth conditions some microorganisms secrete organic acids into the extracellular medium to relieve the accumulation of excess energy carriers, and/or to reduce toxic concentrations of organic acids. For example, a glycogen-deficient ∆glgC mutant of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 secretes pyruvate, ...
    Extraction and Quantification of Alkanes in Cyanobacteria
    [Abstract] Many species of cyanobacteria accumulate alkanes in their cells. It has been reported that these cyanobacteria accumulate mainly 15 long carbon chain alkane, pentadecane (C15H32), or/and 17 long chain alkane, heptadecane (C17H36). Here we describe a protocol of our laboratory for extraction and ...

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