Regulation of cellular differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria in free-living and plant-associated symbiotic growth states.

@article{Meeks2002RegulationOC,
  title={Regulation of cellular differentiation in filamentous cyanobacteria in free-living and plant-associated symbiotic growth states.},
  author={John C. Meeks and Jeff Elhai},
  journal={Microbiology and molecular biology reviews : MMBR},
  year={2002},
  volume={66 1},
  pages={94-121; table of contents}
}
Certain filamentous nitrogen-fixing cyanobacteria generate signals that direct their own multicellular development. They also respond to signals from plants that initiate or modulate differentiation, leading to the establishment of a symbiotic association. An objective of this review is to describe the mechanisms by which free-living cyanobacteria regulate their development and then to consider how plants may exploit cyanobacterial physiology to achieve stable symbioses. Cyanobacteria that are… CONTINUE READING
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