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Cloning and biochemical characterization of the hectochlorin biosynthetic gene cluster from the marine cyanobacterium Lyngbya majuscula.
Cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, are a rich source of novel bioactive secondary metabolites that have potential applications as antimicrobial or anticancer agents or useful probes in cell biologyExpand
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Organization, Evolution, and Expression Analysis of the Biosynthetic Gene Cluster for Scytonemin, a Cyanobacterial UV-Absorbing Pigment
ABSTRACT Cyanobacteria are photosynthetic prokaryotes capable of protecting themselves from UV radiation through the biosynthesis of UV-absorbing secondary metabolites, such as the mycosporines andExpand
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New tricks from ancient algae: natural products biosynthesis in marine cyanobacteria.
Cyanobacteria, among Earth's oldest organisms, have evolved sophisticated biosynthetic pathways to produce a rich arsenal of bioactive natural products. In consequence, cyanobacterial secondaryExpand
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Giant Marine Cyanobacteria Produce Exciting Potential Pharmaceuticals
Our standard procedure for collecting specimens of tropical marine cyanobacteria as potential sources for novel pharmaceuticals requires some of us to dive about 15 meters below the surface and 1Expand
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Giant Marine Cyanobacteria Produce Exciting Potential Pharmaceuticals Cyanobacteria produce an array of exceptionally potent toxins, some with promising anticancer or other anti-disease activities
O ur standard procedure for collecting specimens of tropical marine cyanobacteria as potential sources for novel pharmaceuticals requires some of us to dive about 15 meters below the surface and 1Expand
Biosynthesis of scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sunscreen - eScholarship
Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer is increasing the level of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the earth's surface. The environmental impacts of this radiation are largely unknown;Expand
Biosynthesis of scytonemin, a cyanobacterial sunscreen
Depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer is increasing the level of harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation reaching the earth's surface. The environmental impacts of this radiation are largely unknown;Expand