Iron deprivation in cyanobacteria

  title={Iron deprivation in cyanobacteria},
  author={Fernando Rog{\'e}rio Lara Ferreira and Neil A. Straus},
  journal={Journal of Applied Phycology},
Iron is an essential component of electron transport in almost all living organisms. It is particularly important to phototrophs like cyanobacteria because 22–23 irons are required for a complete functional photosynthetic apparatus. Since the low solubility of Fe+++ above neutral pH in oxic ecosystems severely limits the biological availability of iron to aquatic microorganisms, cyanobacteria and other microbes have developed a number of responses to cope with iron deficiency. Cyanobacterial… CONTINUE READING


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