Diel expression of cell cycle-related genes in synchronized cultures of Prochlorococcus sp. strain PCC 9511.

@article{Holtzendorff2001DielEO,
  title={Diel expression of cell cycle-related genes in synchronized cultures of Prochlorococcus sp. strain PCC 9511.},
  author={Julia Holtzendorff and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Partensky and S{\'e}verine Jacquet and Flavienne Bruyant and Dominique Marie and Laurence Garczarek and I. Mettildha Mary and Daniel Vaulot and Wolfgang R. Hess},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2001},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={915-20}
}
The cell cycle of the chlorophyll b-possessing marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus is highly synchronized under natural conditions. To understand the underlying molecular mechanisms we cloned and sequenced dnaA and ftsZ, two key cell cycle-associated genes, and studied their expression. An axenic culture of Prochlorococcus sp. strain PCC 9511 was grown in a turbidostat with a 12 h-12 h light-dark cycle for 2 weeks. During the light periods, a dynamic light regimen was used in order to… CONTINUE READING