CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria and plants, and impact of climate change

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Description

Projects deal with CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria and plants, and impact of climate change, and engineering plants that use less water.

  • Plant physiology and molecular biology.
  • Molecular and physiological analysis of CO2 concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) in cyanobacteria and microalgae; Phylogentic analysis.
  • Exploiting CCM components to engineer crop plants with greater productivity under semi-arid conditions.
  • Construction and analysis of mutants.
  • CO2 sensing in cyanobacteria.
  • Regulation of gene expression.
  • Proteomic identification of protein complexes.
  • Photosynthetic enzyme analysis.
  • Ion transport mechanisms.
  • Electron microscopy and structural anlysis of carboxysomes.
  • Phylogenetics & horizontal gene transfer.

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