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The field of cyanobacterial biofuel production is advancing rapidly, yet we know little of the basic biology of these organisms outside of their photosynthetic pathways. We aimed to gain a

The field of cyanobacterial biofuel production is advancing rapidly, yet we know little of the basic biology of these organisms outside of their photosynthetic pathways. We aimed to gain a greater understanding of how the cyanobacterium Synechocystis PCC 6803 (Synechocystis, hereafter) modulates its cell surface. Such understanding will allow for the creation of mutants that autoflocculate in a regulated way, thus avoiding energy intensive centrifugation in the creation of biofuels. We constructed mutant strains lacking genes predicted to function in carbohydrate transport or synthesis.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1371/journal.pone.0074514
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    Fisher, M. L., Allen, R., Luo, Y., & Curtiss, R. (2013). Export of Extracellular Polysaccharides Modulates Adherence of the Cyanobacterium Synechocystis. PLoS ONE, 8(9). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074514

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