Compartmentalized function through cell differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria

  title={Compartmentalized function through cell differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria},
  author={Enrique Flores and Antonia Herrero},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
Within the wide biodiversity that is found in the bacterial world, Cyanobacteria represents a unique phylogenetic group that is responsible for a key metabolic process in the biosphere — oxygenic photosynthesis — and that includes representatives exhibiting complex morphologies. Many cyanobacteria are multicellular, growing as filaments of cells in which some cells can differentiate to carry out specialized functions. These differentiated cells include resistance and dispersal forms as well as… CONTINUE READING