Compatible solute biosynthesis in cyanobacteria.

  title={Compatible solute biosynthesis in cyanobacteria.},
  author={Stephan Kl{\"a}hn and M. Hagemann},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  volume={13 3},
Compatible solutes are a functional group of small, highly soluble organic molecules that demonstrate compatibility in high amounts with cellular metabolism. The accumulation of compatible solutes is often observed during the acclimation of organisms to adverse environmental conditions, particularly to salt and drought stress. Among cyanobacteria, sucrose, trehalose, glucosylglycerol and glycine betaine are used as major compatible solutes. Interestingly, a close correlation has been discovered… CONTINUE READING
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