Biochemical Characterization of Cyanobacterial Extracellular Polymers (EPS) from Modern Marine Stromatolites (Bahamas)

@article{Kawaguchi2000BiochemicalCO,
  title={Biochemical Characterization of Cyanobacterial Extracellular Polymers (EPS) from Modern Marine Stromatolites (Bahamas)},
  author={Tomohiro Kawaguchi and Alan W. Decho},
  journal={Preparative Biochemistry \& Biotechnology},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={321 - 330}
}
  • T. Kawaguchi, A. Decho
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
ABSTRACT A range of biochemical characterizations were used to examine the extracellular polymeric secretions (EPS) of two cyanobacteria, Synechocystis sp. and Oscillatoria sp., isolated from marine stromatolites, Bahamas. Two-dimensional gel electrophoresis was successfully used to fractionate proteins in EPS. The results suggest that cyanobacterial EPS is composed of a network of macromolecules having different biochemical properties, which may contribute to extracellular functions. 

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