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Elucidating the role of nutrients in C-phycocyanin production by the halophilic cyanobacterium Euhalothece sp.

Authors

Trisha Mogany, Feroz Mahomed Swalaha, Sheena Kumari, Faizal Bux

In this study, a novel halophilic cyanobacterium was isolated and identified as Euhalothece sp. KZN. This fast-growing strain had the ability to synthesise high yields (12 mg g−1) of C-phycocyanin (C-PC), a highly fluorescent blue light-harvesting pigment with numerous potential uses in the biotechnology and commercial sectors. 149 kata lagi

Cyanobacteria

Detection of the suspected neurotoxin β-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) in cyanobacterial blooms from multiple water bodies in Eastern Australia

Authors

Brendan J. Main, Lee C. Bowling, Matthew P. Padula, David P. Bishop, Simon M. Mitrovic, Gilles J. Guillemin, Kenneth J. Rodgers

The emerging toxin β-methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA) has been linked to the development of a number of neurodegenerative diseases in humans including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. 106 kata lagi

Lakes/Reservoirs

The environmental neurotoxin β-N-methylamino-l-alanine (l-BMAA) is deposited into birds' eggs

Authors

Marie Andersson, Oskar Karlsson, Ingvar Brandt

The neurotoxic amino acid β-N-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) has been implicated in the etiology of neurodegenerative disorders. BMAA is also a known developmental neurotoxin and research indicates that the sources of human and wildlife exposure may be more diverse than previously anticipated. 195 kata lagi

Cyanobacteria

PhD Position: Acclimation of photosynthetic organisms to solar and extrasolar radiation - France

From the description of this PhD position in Université Grenoble Alpes, France:

“How are photoperception and photosynthesis mechanistically interconnected? And how would photosynthetic organisms adapt to a stellar radiation with a spectral energy distribution different than this of earth? 159 kata lagi

Cyanobacteria

Natural Toxins and Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs): Analysis, Toxicity, and Risks

The following post is one of a series previewing the research that will be presented at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in Rome, Italy (13-17 May 2018). 769 kata lagi

Environmental Policy & Regulation