The Effect of Nitrates, pH, and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Concentrations on the Extracellular Polysaccharide of Three Strains of Cyanobacteria Belonging to the Family Nostocaceae
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Carbon and nitrogen availability as well as pH modulate the monosaccharide composition of the glycan generated by cyanobacteria investigated. The different characteristics of the glycans produced can affect the survivability of the organisms and the community structure of cyanobacterial biofilms and microbial mats found in nature. As cyanobacteria are ubiquitous organism both now and in the past, they play a pivotal role in the biological and geological processes of the Earth, controlling the availability and cycling of carbon and nitrogen both actively and passively.
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