Evidence for polyploidy in the globally important diazotroph Trichodesmium.

@article{Sargent2016EvidenceFP,
  title={Evidence for polyploidy in the globally important diazotroph Trichodesmium.},
  author={Elizabeth C. Sargent and Andrew Hitchcock and Sven A. E. Johansson and Rebecca Langlois and C Mark Moore and Julie LaRoche and Alex J Poulton and Thomas S. Bibby},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2016}
}
Polyploidy is a well-described trait in some prokaryotic organisms; however, it is unusual in marine microbes from oligotrophic environments, which typically display a tendency towards genome streamlining. The biogeochemically significant diazotrophic cyanobacterium Trichodesmium is a potential exception. With a relatively large genome and a comparatively high proportion of non-protein-coding DNA Trichodesmium appears to allocate relatively more resources to genetic material than closely… CONTINUE READING
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