Detecting the Environment
Mann, Nicholas H. (2002) Detecting the Environment. In: The Ecology of Cyanobacteria. Biomedical and Life Sciences . Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 367-395. ISBN 978-0-7923-4735-4Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/0-306-46855-7_14
The cyanobacteria, like all organisms. sense and respond to changes in their environment. This chapter focuses on one aspect. an analysis of the signal transduction pathways that permit the appropriate adaptive response to be set in train. The mechanisms by which prokaryotes respond to their environments largely represent variations and combinations of common themes. The cyanobacteria are no exception. but in many cases there are modifications to the basic signal transduction pathways that are related to the photoautotrophic lifestyle. This is particularly true with respect to the need for integration of the intracellular signals. and the possibility that the thylakoids represent the site for this central process is examined. Whilst transcriptional mechanisms are an important component of the signal transduction processes. signalling elements may operate at any level of the genotype to phenotype pathway and the importance of the post-translational modification of proteins. particularly by phosphorylation, is recognised. The potential to understand cyanobacterial signalling mechanisms has been significantly enhanced by genomic sequence information, and where possible this has been utilised to confirm or extend the present empirical knowledge.
|Item Type:||Book Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Life Sciences (2010- )|
|Series Name:||Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|Place of Publication:||Heidelberg|
|Book Title:||The Ecology of Cyanobacteria|
|Number of Pages:||29|
|Page Range:||pp. 367-395|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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