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A specialised type of cell that is capable of nitrogen fixation and therefore plays a major part in the nitrogen Cycle.

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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... are, in my opinion, multicellular prokaryotes. They lack a nuclear membrane and every cell shares the same genome. Thanks to their unique heterocyst cells, these cyanobacteria have differentiated cell types that (1) need the other to survive and (2) cannot convert from one type to the ...

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by cheddar3210
Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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The Fiber Disease

... a Bacterial Nitrogen Reserve Polymer: EXPRESSION AND MUTATIONAL ANALYSIS OF TWO CYANOPHYCIN SYNTHETASE AND CYANOPHYCINASE GENE CLUSTERS IN THE HETEROCYST-FORMING CYANOBACTERIUM ANABAENA RFID 21st century static cling http://lib.bioinfo.pl/index.php?field=PubMed&query=cyanobacteria+polymer

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by Nadas Moksha
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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I think I might do something on cell differentiation into heterocysts in the cyanobacteria, and look at cell fate. I read about something called 'patS' which is a peptide that appears when the nitrogen levels of the area are very low and those bacterial ...

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by Freedom
Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Cyanobacteria
Replies: 12
Views: 8682

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