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Nutrient enrichment with a nitrogen (as nitrate) or carbon (as fructose) source to unaerated diazo and photoautorophic cultures of the cyanobacterium Anabaena torulosa induced early development of akinetes with high frequency. When cultures under any mode of nutrition were aerated, akinetes were not differentiated. Unaerated cultures with nitrate nitrogen… (More)
Optimal conditions for the induction of host-range mutants of cyanophage N-1 by acridine orange were established. Induced host-range mutants were isolated with a frequency of 0.1 to 4.0×10−5 over a spontaneous mutation frequency of 0.2–3.6×10−11.
Addition of nitrogen source (nitrate), carbon sources (acetate, citrate and fructose), depletion of nutrients (phosphate-free nitrate medium), dilution of medium (2, 4 and 8 times diluted nitrate medium) under unaerated conditions induced akinete differentiation inAnabaena torulosa. Aerated cultures under the same conditions did not differentiate akinetes.… (More)
Akinete differentiation inAnabaena torulosa occurred under phototrophic, photoheterotrophic and chemoheterotrophic conditions at the expense of fructose in nitrate-free and nitrate media. Maximum frequency of akinetes was recorded in nitrate-free cultures in photoheterotrophic condition followed by chemoheterotrophic condition. The activity of… (More)
The growth of cyanophage N-1 in the cyanobacterium Nostoc muscorum under the influence of heavy metal ions, namely Co2+, Cr6+, Cu2+, Mn2+ and Ni2+ has been studied. One-step growth experiments revealed that heavy metal ions extended the latent period by 1-2 hrs with a concomitant decrease in the phage burst size. The latter was reduced in the order… (More)
The addition of a nitrogen (nitrate) and carbon sources (acetate, citrate and fructose) and phosphate deficiency (nitrate medium deficient in phosphate) under unaerated conditions induced akinete differentiation inAnabœna torulosa. Aerated cultures of this organism in these nutrients did not differentiate akinetes. Oxygen evolution by aerated cultures was… (More)
The effect of 21 amino acids was studied on glycogen accumulation during sporulation in the blue-green alga Anabaena sp. All the amino acids enhanced the initial level of glycogen on the 4th day. The maximum amount of glycogen, on the 20th day, was noticed from L-methionine, L-tyrosine, glycine, and L-histidine supplemented cultures. Others like L-serine,… (More)
Glycogen accumulation in vegetative cells of Anabaena sp. is demonstrated to be a light-dependent process. No glycogen accumulation is found in dark or in cultures supplemented with 10(-5) M DCMU in light. Large quantities of glycogen accumulate in cells undergoing sporulation and the amount increased with the onset of maturation of spores.
Six temperature-sensitive mutants derived from the cyanobacteriumAnabœna variabilis exhibited differences in their photosynthetic efficiency (as evidenced by oxygen evolution studies). All the ts-mutants exhibited lower chlorophyll and phycocyanin contents at 40°C relative to the wild strain and to their control cultures at 28°C. Whole cell absorption… (More)