Articles written in Journal of Biosciences
Volume 1 Issue 4 December 1979 pp 447-455
Extracellular polypeptides released by both N2-grown [peptide I] and NO3-grown [peptide II]
Volume 4 Issue 1 March 1982 pp 85-94
In the cyanobacterium
Volume 5 Issue 3 September 1983 pp 225-233
Two filamentous, nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria were examined for their salt tolerance and sodium (Na+) transport.
Volume 6 Issue 5 December 1984 pp 771-794
Sodium affects the metabolism of eukaryotes and prokaryotes in several ways. This review collates information on the effects of Na+ on the metabolism of cyanobacteria with emphasis on the N2,fixing filamentous species. Na+ is required for nitrogenase activity in
Na+ influx in
Na+ requirement in nitrogen metabolism including nitrate assimilation, synthesis of amino acids and proteins, in respiration and oxidative phosphorylation, in transport of sugars and amino acids, cellular distribution of absorbed sodium, physiological basis of salt tolerance and prospects of reclamation of saline soils by cyanobacteria are the other aspects discussed in this review.