Cyanobacterial nitrogenases: phylogenetic diversity, regulation and functional predictions

  title={Cyanobacterial nitrogenases: phylogenetic diversity, regulation and functional predictions},
  author={Alberto A. Esteves-Ferreira and Jo{\~a}o Henrique F Cavalcanti and Marcelo Gomes Marçal Vieira Vaz and Luna V. Alvarenga and Adriano Nunes-Nesi and Wagner L Ara{\'u}jo},
  booktitle={Genetics and molecular biology},
Cyanobacteria is a remarkable group of prokaryotic photosynthetic microorganisms, with several genera capable of fixing atmospheric nitrogen (N2) and presenting a wide range of morphologies. Although the nitrogenase complex is not present in all cyanobacterial taxa, it is spread across several cyanobacterial strains. The nitrogenase complex has also a high theoretical potential for biofuel production, since H2 is a by-product produced during N2 fixation. In this review we discuss the… CONTINUE READING
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