Thursday, July 28, 2016

Fast-growth cyanobacteria have allure for biofuel, chemical production

While relentless bright light brings many forms of cyanobacteria to their knees -- figuratively, of course -- Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 does the opposite, thriving and growing at a rate that far outpaces most of its peers. Now researchers know why: it triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of the cellular machinery it uses to build proteins.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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