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Growth of unicellular cyanobacteria in absence of oxygen
(posted 26 December 2001)

Daniel Emlyn-Jones (Australian National University) tells us that he recently observed that whereas the glucose tolerant Synechocystis PCC 6803 can grow normally in the complete absence of exogenous oxygen, bubbled with 5% nitrogen 95% carbon dioxide, Synechococcus PCC 7942 cannot grow at all under those conditions.