Engineering Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 for continuous growth under diurnal conditions.

@article{McEwen2013EngineeringSE,
  title={Engineering Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 for continuous growth under diurnal conditions.},
  author={Jordan T McEwen and Iara Machado and Michael R. Connor and Shota Atsumi},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={79 5},
  pages={1668-75}
}
Synechococcus elongatus strain PCC 7942 strictly depends upon the generation of photosynthetically derived energy for growth and is incapable of biomass increase in the absence of light energy. Obligate phototrophs' core metabolism is very similar to that of heterotrophic counterparts exhibiting diverse trophic behavior. Most characterized cyanobacterial species are obligate photoautotrophs under examined conditions. Here we determine that sugar transporter systems are the necessary genetic… CONTINUE READING