Cell-bound and extracellular phosphatase activities of cyanobacterial isolates

@article{Whitton1991CellboundAE,
  title={Cell-bound and extracellular phosphatase activities of cyanobacterial isolates},
  author={Brian A. Whitton and S. L. J. Grainger and G. R. W. Hawley and Jeanne W. Simon},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={1991},
  volume={21},
  pages={85-98}
}
Fifty cyanobacterial strains (10 genera) were tested in batch culture for their ability to use organic phosphorus compounds (1 mg liter−1 P) as their sole P source. Two monoesters, Na2-β-glycerophosphate and π-nitrophenyl phosphate (πNPP), supported growth of all strains, and the diester bis-π-nitrophenyl phosphate (bis-π-NPP) and herring sperm DNA supported almost all strains. ATP was either a very favorable or poor P source and failed to support growth of nine strains, seven of which were… CONTINUE READING