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Title: Multi-omic dynamics associate oxygenic photosynthesis with nitrogenase-mediated H 2 production in Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142

This study combines transcriptomic and proteomic profiling to provide new insights on the metabolic relationship between oxygenic photosynthesis and nitrogenase-mediated H 2 production in the model cyanobacterium, Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142. To date, the proposed mechanisms used to describe the energy metabolism processes that support H 2 production in Cyanothece 51142 have assumed that ATP and reductant requirements are derived solely from glycogen oxidation and/or cyclic-electron flow around photosystem I. The results from this study present and test an alternative hypothesis by showing that net-positive rates of oxygenic photosynthesis and increased expression of photosystem II reaction centers correspond and are synchronized with nitrogenase expression and H 2 production. These findings provide a new and more complete view on the metabolic processes contributing to the energy budget of photosynthetic H 2 production and highlight the likely role of photocatalytic H 2O oxidation as a major participating process.
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  1. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322; srep16004
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Scientific Reports
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2045-2322
Nature Publishing Group
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; multi-omic; oxygenic photosynthesis; nitrogenase-mediated; Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory; applied microbiology; microbiology; proteomics; systems biology
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