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Iron mainly exists in its’ oxidized, insoluble state in marine environments thus marine cyanobacteria need efficient iron uptake strategies to maintain their iron demanding photosynthetic systems. Nanowires, hair-like protein structures on the outside of bacteria, are supposed to be involved in the electron transport chain during one of the iron uptake strategies of marine cyanobacteria. By both random and targeted knocking out of genes involved in the electron transport chain inside and outside the newly established model cyanobacteria Synechococcus spp. PCC7002 and by observing changed growth pattern and behavior of mutated Synechococcus, the role of nanowires in iron uptake will be elucidated. Understanding of the electron transport chain enables us to use marine cyanobacteria as an alternative renewable source for electric energy.
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- (2017) Streamlining recombination-mediated genetic engineering by validating three neutral integration sites in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Journal of Biological Engineering. vol. 11 (19).
- (2017) Streamlining recombination-mediated genetic engineering in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 by validating three neutral integration sites. SB 7.0 ; Singapore. 2017-06-13 - 2017-06-16.
- (2016) A novel cost-efficient transformation protocol for Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Norwegian Plant Biology 2016, NTNU Gløshaugen Campus, Trondheim, Norway, June 15-17, 2016 ; 2016-06-15 - 2016-06-17.
- (2016) Nanowire-mediated iron acquisition in Synechococcus sp. PCC7002. 13th Nordic Photosynthesis Congress ; Copenhagen. 2016-10-25 - 2016-10-28.
- (2016) Streamlining recombineering by validating three neutral integration sites in Synechococcus sp. PCC7002. 12th Workshop on Cyanobacteria ; Phoenix. 2016-05-19 - 2016-05-22.
- (2016) Transformation efficiency for neutral integration sites in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting (UREM 2016), Univesity of Umeå – KBC , 23-25 February 2016 ; 2016-02-23 - 2016-02-25.