New Research On Cyanobacteria May Help In Production Of Nanotechnology Based Crop Production In Near Future

New Research On Cyanobacteria May Help In Production Of Nanotechnology Based Crop Production In Near Future

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  • Post By : Microbioz India
  • Source: University of Liverpool
  • Date: 04 April, 2016

Researcher from University of Liverpool recently uncovered a new story over cyanobacteria that how these tiny microbes covert Carbon di oxide in Sugar during photosynthesis by using internal protein “machines”. According to sources with global food and securities this is great challenge of 21st century. This new research finding could help researchers to design new nanotechnologies based system in improving crop production in near future.

Certain intracellular structure present in Cyanobacteria named Carboxysomes mainly used during bacterial photosynthesis and has polyhedral protein shells and contains the enzymes required for the bacteria to fix carbon during the Calvin cycle stage of photosynthesis. Little is known about how these nano-scale 'machines' are produced or how they are regulated to adjust to environmental changes, such as light intensity.

The concern research recently appears in Plant pathology

According to Co-author of Research: Dr Fang Huang

"It's exciting that through this technique we can now monitor, in real time, how bacteria modulate Carboxysomes to maximise their carbon-fixing capacity. Our findings also provide some new clues about the relationship between the positioning of Carboxysomes and cell metabolism."

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Story Source: University of Liverpool

Journal References:

Steve Barrett et al. Light modulates the biosynthesis and organization of cyan bacterial carbon fixation machinery through photosynthetic electron flow. Plant Physiology, March 2016 DOI: %u200B10.%u200B1104/%u200Bpp.%u200B16.%u200B00107

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