Genome of the cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus FGP-2, a photosynthetic ecosystem engineer of arid land soil biocrusts worldwide

Shawn R. Starkenburg, Krista G. Reitenga, Tracey Freitas, Shannon Johnson, Patrick S G Chain, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Cheryl R. Kuske

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Abstract

The filamentous cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus is found in arid land soils worldwide. The genome of M. vaginatus strain FGP-2 allows exploration of genes involved in photosynthesis, desiccation tolerance, alkane production, and other features contributing to this organism's ability to function as a major component of biological soil crusts in arid lands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4569-4570
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume193
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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