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 2011

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Cyanobacteria
Ecosystem
Soil
Genome
Desiccation
Alkanes
Photosynthesis
Genes

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Genome of the cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus FGP-2, a photosynthetic ecosystem engineer of arid land soil biocrusts worldwide. / Starkenburg, Shawn R.; Reitenga, Krista G.; Freitas, Tracey; Johnson, Shannon; Chain, Patrick S G; Garcia-Pichel, Ferran; Kuske, Cheryl R.

In: Journal of Bacteriology, Vol. 193, No. 17, 09.2011, p. 4569-4570.

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Starkenburg, Shawn R. ; Reitenga, Krista G. ; Freitas, Tracey ; Johnson, Shannon ; Chain, Patrick S G ; Garcia-Pichel, Ferran ; Kuske, Cheryl R. / Genome of the cyanobacterium Microcoleus vaginatus FGP-2, a photosynthetic ecosystem engineer of arid land soil biocrusts worldwide. In: Journal of Bacteriology. 2011 ; Vol. 193, No. 17. pp. 4569-4570.
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