Project description:Transcriptional profiling of a unicelluar diazotrophic cyanobacterium Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 in constant light under nitrogen fixing condition. The controls comprised of equimolar pool of RNA from all time points. Cyanothece sp. ATCC 51142 was grown in BG-11 medium without nitrate. The culture was entrained under 12 h alternate light/dark cycles for 96 h and released in constant light (LL). Nine samples were for two consecutive cycles under LL, at times when the culture underwent transitions in its photosynthetic and respiratory phases, as indicated by the exit CO2 and O2 profiles. Two biological replicates, two technical replicates and a dye swap were analyzed for each sample from individual time points.
Project description:Here, we report the comparison of transcriptomes of Anabaena sp. PCC7120 and a FurC-overexpressing derivative strain grown under standard conditions (BG11) and after 48 hours of nitrogen step-down (BG110). Anabaena sp PCC7120 is a cyanobacterium that differentiates specialized nitrogen-fixing cells called heterocysts. Our data suggests that FurC directly controls the regulation of heterocyst differentiation and nitrogen fixation in this cyanobacterium. In addition, we found that FurC is also clearly involved in the regulation of several genes belonging to different functional categories, such as iron metabolism, photosynthesis and regulatory functions.
Project description:Azoarcus sp. BH72 is known to express nitrogenase genes endophytically in rice seedlings in gnotobiotic culture. Availability of fixed nitrogen is one of the important signals regulating the transcription of nitrogenase genes and hence nitrogen fixing activity. NifA is the essential transcription activator of nif genes. RNA isolated from the nifA knockout mutant of strain BH72 was compared with the transcriptome of wild type under nitrogen fixing condition using a global genome wide microarray approach and the differences in the gene expression profile were monitered. RNA isolated from wild type strain BH72 and nifLA mutant strain BHLAO grown respectively under microaerobic nitrogen fixing condition with glutamate as poor nitrogen source was used for two color whole genome microarray approach
Project description:Here, we report the transcriptome of Anabaena sp. strain 7120, a cyanobacterium that forms specialized nitrogen-fixing cells called heterocysts. Our data suggests that cyanobacteria frequently have more complex transcripts than thought, with large 5' UTRs, numerous antisense transcripts, and multiple transcriptional start sites or processing sites. Overall design: Four samples of total filament RNA were sequenced with Illumina 40bp reads using directional RNA sequencing (see the Illumina small RNA prep protocol). The samples are 0hr (vegetative cells grown in the presence of ammonia) and 6hr, 12hr, and 21hr cells (after nitrogen step down).