Membrane fluidity and the perception of environmental signals in cyanobacteria and plants.

  title={Membrane fluidity and the perception of environmental signals in cyanobacteria and plants.},
  author={Koji Mikami and Norio Murata},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  volume={42 6},
Photosynthetic organisms, namely, plants and cyanobacteria, are directly exposed to changes in their environment and their survival depends on their ability to acclimate to such changes. Several lines of evidence suggest that temperature stress, such as unusually low or high temperatures, and osmotic stress might be perceived by plants and cyanobacteria via changes in the fluidity of their cell membranes. The availability of techniques for gene-targeted mutagenesis and gene transfer, as well as… CONTINUE READING

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