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Heterocyst Formation in Anabaena

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Heterocyst Formation in Anabaena

J W Golden et al. Curr Opin Microbiol.

Abstract

Heterocystous cyanobacteria grow as multicellular organisms with a distinct one-dimensional developmental pattern of single nitrogen-fixing heterocysts separated by approximately ten vegetative cells. Several genes have been identified that are required for heterocyst development and pattern formation. A key regulator, HetR, has been recently shown to be aserine-type protease.

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