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Cyanobacterial bioreporters as sensors of nutrient availability.
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PMID:  20091289     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Due to their ubiquity in aquatic environments and their contribution to total biomass, especially in oligotrophic systems, cyanobacteria can be viewed as a proxy for primary productivity in both marine and fresh waters. In this chapter we describe the development and use of picocyanobacterial bioreporters to measure the bioavailability of nutrients that may constrain total photosynthesis in both lacustrine and marine systems. Issues pertaining to bioreporter construction, performance and field applications are discussed. Specifically, luminescent Synechococcus spp. and Synechocystis spp. bioreporters are described that allow the bioavailability of phosphorus, nitrogen and iron to be accurately measured in environmental samples.
George S Bullerjahn; Ramakrishna Boyanapalli; Mark J Rozmarynowycz; R Michael L McKay
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  1616-8542     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Biochem. Eng. Biotechnol.     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8307733     Medline TA:  Adv Biochem Eng Biotechnol     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-88     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH, 43403, USA.
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