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Genomics of Cyanobacteria - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123943132, 9780123946034

Genomics of Cyanobacteria, Volume 65

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Franck Chauvat Corinne Cassier-Chauvat
eBook ISBN: 9780123946034
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123943132
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th December 2012
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

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Contents of Volumes 35–64

Chapter One. Structural, Mechanistic and Genomic Insights into OCP-Mediated Photoprotection

1 Introduction

2 The OCP-Based NPQ Mechanism is Photoprotective

3 OCP-Mediated Photoprotection from a Structural Perspective

4 The OCP–Phycobilisome Interaction

5 Discovery and Characterization of the Fluorescence Recovery Protein

6 Insights from Genomic Distribution of Components of the OCP Photoprotective Mechanism

7 A Model for the OCP-Mediated Photoprotective Mechanism

8 Outstanding Questions and Future Prospects


Chapter Two. Genomics of Salt Acclimation

1 Introduction

2 Basic Salt Acclimation Strategy

3 Compatible Solutes

4 Regulation

5 Cyanobacterial Biotechnology and Salt Acclimation


Chapter Three. Iron in Cyanobacteria

1 Iron Biogeochemistry in Water Bodies

2 Iron Uptake

3 Intracellular Fe Homeostasis

4 Iron-Dependant Gene Regulation and Physiological Responses


Chapter Four. Functional Genomics of Metalloregulators in Cyanobacteria

1 Introduction

2 General Features of Metalloregulators

3 Main Families of Metalloregulators in Cyanobacteria

4 Conclusions and Perspectives


Chapter Five. Genomics of the Pleïotropic Glutathione System in Cyanobacteria

1 Introduction

2 Glutathione an Integrative Link between Cell Metabolism and the Defences against Oxidative and Metal Stresses

3 Glutathione Operates in the Defence against Toxic Endogenous Metabolites

4 Glutathione Protects Cells against Chemical and Oxidative Stresses via the Glutathione Transferase System

5 Glutathione Maintains the Redox Homeostasis of Protein Thiols via the Glutaredoxin System

6 Concluding Remarks


Chapter Six. A Genomic View of Secondary Metabolite Production in Cyanobacteria


1 Introduction

2 The Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites

3 Overview of Secondary Metabolites from Cyanobacteria for which Biosynthetic Genes have been Identified

4 Description of the Biosynthesis at the Genomic and Biochemical Level for Selected Cyanobacterial Secondary Metabolites

5 Conclusion


Chapter Seven. Assembly and Export of Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS) in Cyanobacteria

1 Introduction

2 Conserved Mechanisms of Bacterial EPS Production

3 Genetics of Cyanobacterial EPS Production: Current Knowledge

4 Concluding Remarks and Future Perspectives


Chapter Eight. Gene Expression during Heterocyst Differentiation

1 Introduction

2 The Heterocyst

3 The Specific Program of Gene Expression

4 Mechanisms of Gene Regulation during Heterocyst Differentiation

5 Conclusions and Perspectives


Subject Index

Author Index

Color Plates


Advances in Botanical Research publishes in-depth and up-to-date reviews on a wide range of topics in plant sciences. The series features a wide range of reviews by recognized experts on all aspects of plant genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, physiology and ecology. This thematic volume features reviews on The Genomics of Cyanobacteria.

Key Features

  • Chapters by internationally renowned researchers share the most up-to-date knowledge on cyanobacteria
  • Even if you have no previous background in the subject, the book's clear language and illustrations tell you what you need to know about the biology and genomics of cyanobacteria and it highlights important directions for future research
  • An essential book for students and researchers


Postgraduates and researchers in plant sciences, including botany, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, and molecular biology


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Franck Chauvat

Corinne Cassier-Chauvat