Arthrospira

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  1. doi Impact of microcystin containing diets on physiological performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) concerning detoxification
    Andrea Ziková
    Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Environ Monit 12:2276-81. 2010
  2. doi First detection of anatoxin-a in human and animal dietary supplements containing cyanobacteria
    Sandra Rellán
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica y Alimentaria, Facultad de Quimica, Edificio de Ciencias Experimentales, Campus Universitario, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
    Food Chem Toxicol 47:2189-95. 2009
  3. doi Protein measurements of microalgal and cyanobacterial biomass
    Cynthia Victoria González López
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, E04120 Almería, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:7587-91. 2010
  4. ncbi Molecular authentication and characterization of the antiherpetic activity of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira fusiformis
    M Sharaf
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmazie 65:132-6. 2010
  5. ncbi Enhanced biomass and gamma-linolenic acid production of mutant strain Arthrospira platensis
    Gang Guk Choi
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daejeon 305 806, Korea
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 18:539-44. 2008
  6. pmc Optimization of metabolic capacity and flux through environmental cues to maximize hydrogen production by the cyanobacterium "Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima"
    Gennady Ananyev
    Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Hoyt Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6102-13. 2008
  7. doi An efficient DNA isolation protocol for filamentous cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira
    Nicolas Morin
    Expert group for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 80:148-54. 2010
  8. ncbi Identification of a metabolic network structure representative of Arthrospira (spirulina) platensis metabolism
    Guillaume Cogne
    Laboratoire de Genie Chimique et Biochimique, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 84:667-76. 2003
  9. ncbi Transformation of Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438) with Tn5 transposase-transposon DNA-cation liposome complex
    Yoshikazu Kawata
    Special Division for Green Life Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, 1 8 31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563 8577, Japan
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 6:355-63. 2004
  10. ncbi Spectroscopic properties of the carotenoid 3'-hydroxyechinenone in the orange carotenoid protein from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima
    Tomas Polivka
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Box 124, S 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Biochemistry 44:3994-4003. 2005

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  1. doi Impact of microcystin containing diets on physiological performance of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) concerning detoxification
    Andrea Ziková
    Department of Fisheries and Hydrobiology, Mendel University in Brno, Zemedelska 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic
    J Environ Monit 12:2276-81. 2010
    ..biomass with 19.54 μg MC-LR g(-1) diet), and (4) Arthr-20% (containing 20% dried Arthrospira sp. biomass without MC-LR)...
  2. doi First detection of anatoxin-a in human and animal dietary supplements containing cyanobacteria
    Sandra Rellán
    Departamento de Quimica Analitica y Alimentaria, Facultad de Quimica, Edificio de Ciencias Experimentales, Campus Universitario, Universidad de Vigo, Vigo, Spain
    Food Chem Toxicol 47:2189-95. 2009
    ..These supplements most commonly contain the genera Spirulina (Arthrospira) and Aphanizomenon and their consumption represent a potential route for anatoxin-a exposure in cases where ..
  3. doi Protein measurements of microalgal and cyanobacterial biomass
    Cynthia Victoria González López
    Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Almeria, E04120 Almería, Spain
    Bioresour Technol 101:7587-91. 2010
    ..and of the cyanobacteria Synechocystis aquatilis and Arthrospira platensis was measured by the Lowry method following disruption of the cells by milling with inert ceramic ..
  4. ncbi Molecular authentication and characterization of the antiherpetic activity of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira fusiformis
    M Sharaf
    Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
    Pharmazie 65:132-6. 2010
    ..Two different strains of the nontoxic cyanobacterium Arthrospira from the United States and Egypt have been characterized by sequence analysis of the intergenic spacer region ..
  5. ncbi Enhanced biomass and gamma-linolenic acid production of mutant strain Arthrospira platensis
    Gang Guk Choi
    Biological Resource Center, Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology KRIBB, Daejeon 305 806, Korea
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 18:539-44. 2008
    A mutant of Arthrospira platensis PCC 9108, strain M9108, obtained by mutagenesis with UV treatment, was able to mixotrophically grow in an SOT medium containing 40 g of glucose/l. The biomass and specific growth rate of strain M9108 (4...
  6. pmc Optimization of metabolic capacity and flux through environmental cues to maximize hydrogen production by the cyanobacterium "Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima"
    Gennady Ananyev
    Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, Hoyt Laboratory, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 74:6102-13. 2008
    ..photosynthesis/fermentation (P/F) process are reported for the hypercarbonate-requiring cyanobacterium "Arthrospira maxima...
  7. doi An efficient DNA isolation protocol for filamentous cyanobacteria of the genus Arthrospira
    Nicolas Morin
    Expert group for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Belgian Nuclear Research Center SCK CEN, 2400 Mol, Belgium
    J Microbiol Methods 80:148-54. 2010
    Thanks to their photosynthetic and nutritive properties, cyanobacteria of the Arthrospira genus are of interest as food supplements, as efficient oxygen producing life support system organisms for manned space flight, and for the ..
  8. ncbi Identification of a metabolic network structure representative of Arthrospira (spirulina) platensis metabolism
    Guillaume Cogne
    Laboratoire de Genie Chimique et Biochimique, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 84:667-76. 2003
    A comprehensive network structure for the autotrophic growth of Arthrospira platensis is proposed...
  9. ncbi Transformation of Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438) with Tn5 transposase-transposon DNA-cation liposome complex
    Yoshikazu Kawata
    Special Division for Green Life Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST, 1 8 31 Midorigaoka, Ikeda, Osaka 563 8577, Japan
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 6:355-63. 2004
    ..liposome complex by electroporation to improve the transformation efficiency for Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC9438). Aggregation of cells became visible after 3 weeks during 2...
  10. ncbi Spectroscopic properties of the carotenoid 3'-hydroxyechinenone in the orange carotenoid protein from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima
    Tomas Polivka
    Department of Chemical Physics, Lund University, Box 124, S 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Biochemistry 44:3994-4003. 2005
    ..Furthermore, the binding-induced conformational change and activation of the ICT state that leads to a shortening of hECN lifetime effectively makes the protein-bound hECN a more effective energy dissipator...
  11. ncbi Chemoprotective effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) against cyclophosphamide-induced mutagenicity in mice
    G Chamorro-Cevallos
    Departamento de Farmacia, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Prolongacion Carpio y Plan de Ayala S N, 11340 México D F, Mexico
    Food Chem Toxicol 46:567-74. 2008
    ..Semen examination of a separate group of mice showed that SP improved its quality. Our results illustrate protective effects of SP in relation to CP-induced genetic damage to germ cells...
  12. ncbi Quantitative assessment of intrinsic carbonic anhydrase activity and the capacity for bicarbonate oxidation in photosystem II
    Warwick Hillier
    Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia
    Biochemistry 45:2094-102. 2006
    ..The measurements were made on PSII samples prepared from spinach, Thermosynechococcus elongatus, and Arthrospira maxima...
  13. ncbi Purification of C-phycocyanin from Spirulina (Arthrospira) fusiformis
    K M Minkova
    Institute of Plant Physiology, Acad M Popov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad G Bonchev Str, Bl 21, Sofia 1113, Bulgaria
    J Biotechnol 102:55-9. 2003
    C-phycocyanin was purified from Spirulina (Arthrospira) fusiformis by a multi-step treatment of the crude extract with rivanol in a ratio 10:1 (v/v), followed by 40% saturation with ammonium sulfate...
  14. ncbi How fast can photosystem II split water? Kinetic performance at high and low frequencies
    Gennady Ananyev
    Department of Chemistry and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Photosynth Res 84:355-65. 2005
    ..Comparison of a few examples of cyanobacteria, green algae and spinach reveals that Arthrospira m...
  15. doi Dual purpose microalgae-bacteria-based systems that treat wastewater and produce biodiesel and chemical products within a biorefinery
    Eugenia J Olguín
    Institute of Ecology, Carretera Antigua a Coatepec 351, El Haya, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico
    Biotechnol Adv 30:1031-46. 2012
    ..together with the use of seawater supplemented with anaerobically digested piggery waste for cultivating Arthrospira (Spirulina) and producing biogas, biodiesel, hydrogen and other high added value products...
  16. pmc Anaerobic coculture of microalgae with Thermosipho globiformans and Methanocaldococcus jannaschii at 68°C enhances generation of n-alkane-rich biofuels after pyrolysis
    Kunio Yamane
    Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba shi, Ibaraki, Japan
    Appl Environ Microbiol 79:924-30. 2013
    ..b>Arthrospira platensis (Cyanobacteria), Dunaliella tertiolecta (Chlorophyta), Emiliania huxleyi (Haptophyta), and Euglena ..
  17. doi Modification of energy-transfer processes in the cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis, to adapt to light conditions, probed by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
    Seiji Akimoto
    Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe, 657 8501, Japan
    Photosynth Res 117:235-43. 2013
    ..excitation energy transfer from the phycobilisome and photosystem II to photosystem I in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis...
  18. doi Microalgal biomass production by using ultra- and nanofiltration membrane fractions of olive mill wastewater
    A Cicci
    University of Rome La Sapienza, Department of Chemical Engineering, Via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy
    Water Res 47:4710-8. 2013
    ..Scenedesmus dimorphus and Arthrospira platensis, usable as a food, feed, nutraceutical component or feedstock for biofuels, were selected for this ..
  19. doi [Contents of macromineral and trace elements in spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) from France, Chad, Togo, Niger, Mali, Burkina-Faso and Central African Republic]
    Jean Paul Vicat
    Laboratoire de Géologie, géomorphologie et télédétection, Faculté des sciences exactes et appliquées, BP 1027, N Djamena, Tchad Electronic address
    C R Biol 337:44-52. 2014
    ..The variability of composition of spirulinas can be largely attributed to the mineral pollution of the samples. Significant levels of rare-earth elements sometimes found in the literature reflect this pollution. ..
  20. doi The impacts of replacing air bubbles with microspheres for the clarification of algae from low cell-density culture
    Francesco Ometto
    Cranfield University, Cranfield, United Kingdom
    Water Res 53:168-79. 2014
    ..Using three different algae cultures (Scenedesmus obliquus, Chlorella vulgaris and Arthrospira maxima), the present work investigated the practical, economic and environmental advantages of the BDAF system ..
  21. doi Triton X-100 as an effective surfactant for the isolation and purification of photosystem I from Arthrospira platensis
    Daoyong Yu
    State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, Center for Bioengineering and Biotechnology, China University of Petroleum East China, Qingdao, 266580, China
    Photosynth Res 120:311-21. 2014
    ..PSI-TX and PSI-DDM had identical polypeptide bands, pigment compositions, oxygen consumption, and photocurrent activities. This provides an alternative procedure and paves a way for economical and large-scale trimeric PSI preparation. ..
  22. doi Molecular characterization of nitrate uptake and assimilatory pathway in Arthrospira platensis reveals nitrate induction and differential regulation
    Sunila Lochab
    School of Biotechnology, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Sector 16 C, Dwarka, 110078, New Delhi, India
    Arch Microbiol 196:385-94. 2014
    The nitrate assimilation pathway and its regulation in the high-protein neutraceutical cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina), were studied...
  23. doi Comparison of steam gasification reactivity of algal and lignocellulosic biomass: influence of inorganic elements
    Céline Hognon
    CEA LITEN, Laboratory of Technology of Biomass, 17 rue des Martyrs, Grenoble F 38054, France
    Bioresour Technol 164:347-53. 2014
    ..at comparing the steam gasification behaviour of two species of algal biomass (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Arthrospira platensis) and three species of lignocellulosic biomass (miscanthus, beech and wheat straw)...
  24. doi Ammonia inhibition on Arthrospira platensis in relation to the initial biomass density and pH
    Giorgos Markou
    Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Bioresour Technol 166:259-65. 2014
    ..nitrogen (TAN) concentration, initial biomass density and initial pH of the cultivation medium on growth of Arthrospira platensis was studied...
  25. doi Red chlorophyll excitation dynamics in Arthrospira platensis photosystem I trimeric complexes as studied by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy
    Viktor Kompanets
    Institute of Spectroscopy RAS, 142190 Troitsk, Moscow Region, Russia
    FEBS Lett 588:3441-4. 2014
    ..spectroscopy was applied to study for the first time excitation dynamics in isolated photosystem I trimers from Arthrospira platensis, which display extremely long-wavelength absorption peaks...
  26. doi Gorgonian disease outbreak in the Gulf of Naples: pathology reveals cyanobacterial infection linked to elevated sea temperatures
    F Carella
    Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, 80134 Naples, Italy
    Dis Aquat Organ 111:69-80. 2014
    ..A parallel 16S rRNA and ITS analysis of the diseased tissue identified Synechococcus, Arthrospira and other uncultured cyanobacteria grouped within the Oscillatoriales...
  27. pmc Biological effects of Spirulina (Arthrospira) biopolymers and biomass in the development of nanostructured scaffolds
    Michele Greque de Morais
    Laboratory of Microbiology and Biochemical, College of Chemistry and Food Engineering, Federal University of Rio Grande, P O Box 474, Avenida Italia, Km 8, 96203 900 Rio Grande, RS, Brazil
    Biomed Res Int 2014:762705. 2014
    Spirulina is produced from pure cultures of the photosynthetic prokaryotic cyanobacteria Arthrospira. For many years research centers throughout the world have studied its application in various scientific fields, especially in foods and ..
  28. pmc The search for a promising cell factory system for production of edible vaccine
    Abolfazl Barzegari
    a Research Center for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Tabriz University of Medical Science Tabriz, Iran
    Hum Vaccin Immunother 10:2497-502. 2014
    ..also provides concise overview on the health-promoting, biological and biotechnological features of spirulina (Arthrospira)...
  29. doi Harvesting carbohydrate-rich Arthrospira platensis by spontaneous settling
    Orily Depraetere
    KU Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Laboratory Aquatic Biology, E Sabbelaan 53, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium Electronic address
    Bioresour Technol 180:16-21. 2015
    The filamentous cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis is an attractive feedstock for carbohydrate-based biofuels because it accumulated up to 74% of carbohydrates when nitrogen stressed. Nitrogen stressed A...
  30. doi Spirulan from blue-green algae inhibits fibrin and blood clots: its potent antithrombotic effects
    Jun Hui Choi
    Department of Life Science, Chosun University, Gwangju 501 759, Republic of Korea
    J Biochem Mol Toxicol 29:240-8. 2015
    ..Spirulan, a sulfated polysaccharide from the blue-green alga Arthrospira platensis, exhibits antithrombotic potency...
  31. doi Fed-batch cultivation of Arthrospira and Chlorella in ammonia-rich wastewater: Optimization of nutrient removal and biomass production
    Giorgos Markou
    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Soil and Water Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter, Leoforos Dimokratias 61, 13561 Athens, Greece Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Bioresour Technol 193:35-41. 2015
    In the present work the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis and the microalga Chlorella vulgaris were fed-batch cultivated in ammonia-rich wastewater derived from the anaerobic digestion of poultry litter...
  32. doi Strain-dependent production of selected bioactive compounds by Cyanobacteria belonging to the Arthrospira genus
    P Satora
    Department of Fermentation Technology and Technical Microbiology, Faculty of Food Technology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    J Appl Microbiol 119:736-43. 2015
    To investigate the synthesis of selected bioactive compounds in various strains belonging to the Arthrospira genus.
  33. doi Exploration of using stripped ammonia and ash from poultry litter for the cultivation of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis and the green microalga Chlorella vulgaris
    Giorgos Markou
    Department of Agricultural Engineering, Institute of Soil and Water Resources, Hellenic Agricultural Organization Demeter, Leoforos Dimokratias 61, 13561 Athens, Greece Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Bioresour Technol 196:459-68. 2015
    ..The present study explored the application of PL ash and recovered ammonia for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis and Chlorella vulgaris...
  34. doi Isolation and characterization of Leptolyngbya sp. KIOST-1, a basophilic and euryhaline filamentous cyanobacterium from an open paddle-wheel raceway Arthrospira culture pond in Korea
    J H Kim
    Jeju International Marine Science Center for Research and Education, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Jeju, Korea
    J Appl Microbiol 119:1597-612. 2015
    ..However, selection of a new species (other than Arthrospira), with advantageous properties for alimentary purposes, continues to be a challenge due to potential toxicity ..
  35. doi Preclinical antitoxic properties of Spirulina (Arthrospira)
    Elizdath Martínez-Galero
    a Departamento de Farmacia, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico DF, Mexico and
    Pharm Biol 54:1345-53. 2016
    Spirulina (Arthrospira) exerts a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities which are mainly attributed to its antioxidant effect...
  36. doi Fouling characterization and control for harvesting microalgae Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima using a submerged, disc-type ultrafiltration membrane
    Ekkachai Kanchanatip
    International Postgraduate Program of Environmental Management, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management HSM, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
    Bioresour Technol 209:23-30. 2016
    ..the fouling of a novel circular-disc ultrafiltration membrane in a submerged bioreactor system to harvest Arthrospira maxima cells...
  37. pmc Well-tolerated Spirulina extract inhibits influenza virus replication and reduces virus-induced mortality
    Yi Hsiang Chen
    Research Centre for Emerging Viral Infections, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan, ROC
    Sci Rep 6:24253. 2016
    ..therapies are urgently needed, and in this study, we describe the anti-viral properties of a Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) cold water extract...
  38. doi The Oxygen quantum yield in diverse algae and cyanobacteria is controlled by partitioning of flux between linear and cyclic electron flow within photosystem II
    Gennady Ananyev
    The Waksman Institute of Microbiology and the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 08854, United States
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1857:1380-91. 2016
    ..This approach reveals different extents of regulation across species, controlled at the QB(-) acceptor site. Arthrospira maxima is confirmed as the most efficient PSII-WOC (water oxidizing complex) and exhibits the least regulation ..
  39. doi Effect of light intensity on the degree of ammonia toxicity on PSII activity of Arthrospira platensis and Chlorella vulgaris
    Giorgos Markou
    Laboratory Aquatic Biology, KU Leuven Kulak, E Sabbelaan 53, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece Electronic address
    Bioresour Technol 216:453-61. 2016
    ..light intensity on the degree of ammonia toxicity and its impact on the photosynthetic performance of Arthrospira and Chlorella was investigated using Chl fluorescence as a technique to characterize their photosystem II (PSII)..
  40. pmc Whole genomic DNA sequencing and comparative genomic analysis of Arthrospira platensis: high genome plasticity and genetic diversity
    Teng Xu
    School of Laboratory Medicine and Life Science Institute of Biomedical Informatics, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325035, China
    DNA Res 23:325-38. 2016
    b>Arthrospira platensis is a multi-cellular and filamentous non-N2-fixing cyanobacterium that is capable of performing oxygenic photosynthesis. In this study, we determined the nearly complete genome sequence of A. platensis YZ. A...
  41. pmc Clinical Safety of a High Dose of Phycocyanin-Enriched Aqueous Extract from Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis: Results from a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study with a Focus on Anticoagulant Activity and Platelet Activation
    Gitte S Jensen
    1 NIS Labs, Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA
    J Med Food 19:645-53. 2016
    ..Reduction in AST and ALT suggested improvement in liver function and metabolism. ..
  42. doi Nitrogen depletion in Arthrospira sp. PCC 8005, an ultrastructural point of view
    Frédéric Deschoenmaeker
    Department of Proteomic and Microbiology, Research Institute for Biosciences, University of Mons, Place du Parc 20, B 7000 Mons, Belgium Electronic address
    J Struct Biol 196:385-393. 2016
    ..Consequently, a nitrogen deficiency results in carbon excess. For the first time, the biological adaptation of Arthrospira sp. PCC 8005 to nitrogen starvation has been deeply characterized at the cellular structure scale...
  43. doi Evaluation of anaerobic digestates from different feedstocks as growth media for Tetradesmus obliquus, Botryococcus braunii, Pheodactylum tricornutum and Arthrospira maxima
    Marina Massa
    CAISAL, University of Naples Federico II, Parco Gussone Ed 77, 80055 Portici, NA, Italy
    N Biotechnol . 2016
    ..and Botryococcus braunii), a marine diatom (Phaeodactylum tricornutum) and a photosynthetic cyanobacterium (Arthrospira maxima) were investigated for their ability to grow on liquid digestates (LDs)...
  44. ncbi Phytoremediation potential of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis: biosorption and toxicity studies of cadmium
    N Rangsayator
    Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
    Environ Pollut 119:45-53. 2002
    This study examines the possibility of using Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis TISTR 8217 to remove low concentrations of cadmium (less than 100 mg/l) from wastewater...
  45. ncbi Uptake of macrominerals and trace elements by the cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira platensis PCC 8005) under photoautotrophic conditions: culture medium optimization
    Guillaume Cogne
    LGCB, Universite Blaise Pascal, CUST, 24 avenue des Landais, BP 206, 63174 AUBIERE Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:588-93. 2003
    ..Further simplifications of culture medium proved possible, mainly in the trace element solutions; concentrations of some elements were lowered and trace elements B, Mo, V, Cr, Ni, Co, W, and Ti were removed...
  46. ncbi Sodium dependency of the photosynthetic electron transport in the alkaliphilic cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    D Pogoryelov
    Institute of Plant Biology, Biological Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H 6701 Szeged, P O Box 521, Hungary
    J Bioenerg Biomembr 35:427-37. 2003
    b>Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis (A...
  47. ncbi Characterization and expression of AmphiCL encoding cathepsin l proteinase from amphioxus Branchiostoma belcheri tsingtauense
    Yongjun Wang
    Department of Marine Biology, Ocean University of China, 5 Yushan Road, 266003 Qingdao, PR, China
    Mar Biotechnol (NY) 7:279-86. 2005
    ..RT-PCR also showed that although AmphiCL expression in the gut was significantly downregulated by feeding Arthrospira platensis powder, a protein-rich food, its expression in the same tissue was upregulated by exposure to ..
  48. ncbi Antiviral activity of Arthrospira-derived spirulan-like substances
    Sabine Rechter
    Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, University of Erlangen Nurnberg, Germany
    Antiviral Res 72:197-206. 2006
    ..In this study we analyzed polysaccharide fractions isolated from Arthrospira platensis...
  49. ncbi An experimental study of toxin production in Arthrospira fusiformis (Cyanophyceae) isolated from African waters
    Aidate Mussagy
    Department of Biological Sciences, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, P O Box 257, Maputo, Mozambique
    Toxicon 48:1027-34. 2006
    b>Arthrospira is one genus of cyanoprokaryota for which information on toxin production exists for only a few strains...
  50. doi Effect of dietary supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) on rabbit meat appearance, oxidative stability and fatty acid profile during retail display
    A Dal Bosco
    Department of Applied Biology, University of Perugia, Borgo XX Giugno 74, 06121 Perugia, Italy Electronic address
    Meat Sci 96:114-9. 2014
    ..Drip loss was significantly reduced in C-T and T groups that also showed the highest content of α-tocopherol and n-3 fatty acids content and the lower lipid oxidation...
  51. doi Chemoprevention of rat mammary carcinogenesis by spirulina
    Allal Ouhtit
    Department of Genetics, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman Electronic address
    Am J Pathol 184:296-303. 2014
    Spirulina (SP) (Arthrospira platensis; previously Spirulina platensis) is a filamentous blue-green microalga (cyanobacterium) with potent dietary phytoantioxidant and anticancerous properties...
  52. ncbi Fatty acids by high-performance liquid chromatography and evaporative light-scattering detector
    Elisabetta Bravi
    Department of Economic and Food Sciences, Section of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Perugia, Via S Costanzo n c n, 06126 Perugia, Italy
    J Chromatogr A 1134:210-4. 2006
    ..The proposed method is tested on: soybean oil (Glycine max L.) as reference sample, rice bran oil (Oryza sativa L.), pumpkin seed oil (Cucurbita pepo L.) and algal oil (Arthrospira platensis Nordst.).
  53. ncbi Nitrogen effects on proteins, chlorophylls and fatty acids during the growth of Arthrospira platensis
    Samah Ayachi
    Centre de Biotechnologie, Technopole de Borj Cedria, Unité des Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales, Tunisie
    Ital J Biochem 56:166-70. 2007
    Spirulina platensis (=Arthrospira platensis) is a tunisian strain which has been isolated for the first time in Oued Essed (Sousse, Sidi Bou Ali)...
  54. ncbi Influence of ammonium chloride feeding time and light intensity on the cultivation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis
    Raquel Pedrosa Bezerra
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 580, B 16, Sao Paulo 05508 900, Brazil
    Biotechnol Bioeng 100:297-305. 2008
    ..of both the feeding time and light intensity on the fed-batch culture of the cyanobacterium Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis using ammonium chloride as a nitrogen source...
  55. pmc Spirulina in clinical practice: evidence-based human applications
    P D Karkos
    Department of Otolaryngology, Liverpool University Hospitals, Liverpool, UK
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:531053. 2011
    Spirulina or Arthrospira is a blue-green alga that became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions...
  56. doi Fed-batch cultivation of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis: potassium nitrate and ammonium chloride as simultaneous nitrogen sources
    M S Rodrigues
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes, 580, B 16, 05508 900 Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Bioresour Technol 101:4491-8. 2010
    ..5mM NH(4)Cl. A 30%-reduction of culture medium cost can be estimated when compared to KNO(3)-batch runs, thus behaving as a cheap alternative for the commercial production of this cyanobacterium...
  57. ncbi Molecular classification of commercial Spirulina strains and identification of their sulfolipid biosynthesis genes
    Chee Kuan Kwei
    School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA, Australia
    J Microbiol Biotechnol 21:359-65. 2011
    ..is closely related to Halospirulina, whereas the other four Spirulina strains are closely related to Arthrospira. Homologs of sqdB and sqdX were identified in Spirulina (Jiangmen), Spirulina sp., S...
  58. pmc Contribution of a sodium ion gradient to energy conservation during fermentation in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima CS-328
    Damian Carrieri
    Princeton University, Department of Chemistry and Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Appl Environ Microbiol 77:7185-94. 2011
    ..to form excreted organic acids, alcohols, and hydrogen gas by the halophilic, alkalophilic cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) maxima CS-328...
  59. doi Kinetic and growth parameters of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis cultivated in tubular photobioreactor under different cell circulation systems
    Lívia S Ferreira
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580, Bloco 16, 05508 900 São Paulo SP, Brazil
    Biotechnol Bioeng 109:444-50. 2012
    b>Arthrospira platensis was cultivated in tubular photobioreactor in order to evaluate growth and biomass production at variable photosynthetic photon flux density (PPFD = 60, 120, and 240 µmol photons m(-2)s(-1)) and employing three ..
  60. pmc The S-helix determines the signal in a Tsr receptor/adenylyl cyclase reporter
    Karin Winkler
    Pharmazeutische Biochemie, Pharmazeutisches Institut, Universitat Tubingen, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    J Biol Chem 287:15479-88. 2012
    ..We identified an S-helix of about 25 residues in the adenylyl cyclase CyaG from Arthrospira maxima...
  61. doi Theoretical investigation of biomass productivities achievable in solar rectangular photobioreactors for the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    Jérémy Pruvost
    LUNAM Université, Universite de Nantes, CNRS, GEPEA, UMR6144, Bd de l Université, CRTT BP 406, 44602 Saint Nazaire Cedex, France
    Biotechnol Prog 28:699-714. 2012
    ..It was also found that with appropriate optimization of the residence time as permitted by the model, productivities close to maximal could be achieved for a given location...
  62. doi Production of biofuels from pretreated microalgae biomass by anaerobic fermentation with immobilized Clostridium acetobutylicum cells
    E N Efremenko
    Institute of Biochemical Physics, RAS, Kosygin Str 4, Moscow 119334, Russia
    Bioresour Technol 114:342-8. 2012
    ..Maximum yields of butanol and ethanol were observed with Arthrospira platensis biomass used as the substrate...
  63. doi Purification of the photosynthetic pigment C-phycocyanin from heterotrophic Galdieria sulphuraria
    Laila Sørensen
    Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Aalborg University, Sohngaardsholmsvej 49, DK 9000 Aalborg, Denmark
    J Sci Food Agric 93:2933-8. 2013
    ..It is produced in the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis grown phototrophically in open cultures...
  64. doi Antioxidant effect of Spirulina (Arthrospira) maxima in a neurotoxic model caused by 6-OHDA in the rat striatum
    J C Tobón-Velasco
    Laboratorio de Neurofarmacologia, Departamento de Farmacia, Edificio 105 C, Facultad de Ciencias Quimicas, Benemerita Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, 72570, Puebla, Mexico
    J Neural Transm (Vienna) 120:1179-89. 2013
    ..maxima) represents an effective neuroprotective strategy against 6-OHDA-caused neurotoxicity vía free radical production to preserve striatal dopaminergic neurotransmission in vivo. ..
  65. ncbi The AplI restriction-modification system in an edible cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis NIES-39, recognizes the nucleotide sequence 5'-CTGCAG-3'
    Hideaki Shiraishi
    Graduate School of Biostudies, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
    Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 77:782-8. 2013
    The degradation of foreign DNAs by restriction enzymes in an edible cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis, is a potential barrier for gene-transfer experiments in this economically valuable organism...
  66. doi Ultra-sensitive conductometric detection of pesticides based on inhibition of esterase activity in Arthrospira platensis
    Nadèje Tekaya
    University of Lyon, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, CNRS ENS UCBL UMR 5280, 69100 Villeurbanne, France
    Environ Pollut 178:182-8. 2013
    Enzymatic conductometric biosensor, using immobilized Arthrospira platensis cells on gold interdigitated electrodes, for the detection of pesticides in water, was elaborated...
  67. doi Cyanobacterial diversity in the hot spring, pelagic and benthic habitats of a tropical soda lake
    Pawan K Dadheech
    Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Stechlin Neuglobsow, Germany
    FEMS Microbiol Ecol 85:389-401. 2013
    ..In contrast, we found that the pelagic zone and the sediments were inhabited by only a few taxa, dominated by Arthrospira and Anabaenopsis...
  68. doi Investigation and modeling of biomass decay rate in the dark and its potential influence on net productivity of solar photobioreactors for microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    François Le Borgne
    Universite de Nantes, CNRS, GEPEA UMR CNRS 6144, boulevard de l Université, CRTT BP 406, 44602 Saint Nazaire Cedex, France
    Bioresour Technol 138:271-6. 2013
    Biomass decay rate (BDR) in the dark was investigated for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (microalga) and Arthrospira platensis (cyanobacterium)...
  69. pmc Dynamic metabolic profiling of cyanobacterial glycogen biosynthesis under conditions of nitrate depletion
    Tomohisa Hasunuma
    Organization of Advanced Science and Technology, Kobe University, 1 1 Rokkodai, Nada, Kobe, 657 8501, Japan
    J Exp Bot 64:2943-54. 2013
    ..b>Arthrospira platensis is a fast-growing halophilic cyanobacterium capable of accumulating glycogen and has the potential to ..
  70. ncbi Arthrospira maxima prevents the acute fatty liver induced by the administration of simvastatin, ethanol and a hypercholesterolemic diet to mice
    J L Ble-Castillo
    Laboratorio de Análisis Clínicos, Hospital General de Zona No 1, Instituto Mexicano de Seguro Social, Villahermosa, Tabasco
    Life Sci 70:2665-73. 2002
    ..5 times higher, respectively, than in control animals. When Arthrospira maxima was given with diet two weeks prior the onset of fatty liver induction, there was a decrement of liver ..
  71. ncbi [Update on the pharmacology of Spirulina (Arthrospira), an unconventional food]
    Germán Chamorro
    Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biologicas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, M A D México Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niteroi, Brasil
    Arch Latinoam Nutr 52:232-40. 2002
    Spirulina (Arthrospira), a filamentous, unicellular alga, is a cyanobacterium grown in certain countries as food for human and animal consumption. It is also used to derive additives in pharmaceuticals and foods...
  72. ncbi Protective effect of Arthrospira maxima on fatty acid composition in fatty liver
    Patricia V Torres-Duran
    Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City
    Arch Med Res 37:479-83. 2006
    b>Arthrospira maxima has been widely used for nutritional purposes. Additionally, A. maxima has shown immunomodulator, antiviral, antioxidant, vasomotor and hypolipidemic effects in laboratory and animal studies. A...
  73. doi Simultaneous use of urea and potassium nitrate for Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis cultivation
    Denise C M Vieira
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 580, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Biotechnol J 7:649-55. 2012
    Urea has been considered as a promising alternative nitrogen source for the cultivation of Arthrospira platensis if it is possible to avoid ammonia toxicity; however, this procedure can lead to periods of nitrogen shortage...
  74. doi Synergistic enhancement of glycogen production in Arthrospira platensis by optimization of light intensity and nitrate supply
    Shimpei Aikawa
    Department of Chemical Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, 1 1 Rokkodai, Kobe 657 8501, Japan
    Bioresour Technol 108:211-5. 2012
    b>Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis, a fast-growing halophilic cyanobacterium able to accumulate glycogen, was investigated for its feasibility to serve as feedstock for fermentative production of biofuels and chemicals...
  75. doi Adaptation of light-harvesting systems of Arthrospira platensis to light conditions, probed by time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy
    Seiji Akimoto
    Molecular Photoscience Research Center, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:1483-9. 2012
    ..In the present study, we analyzed excitation relaxation dynamics in the cyanobacterium, Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis, grown under lights exhibiting different spectral profiles, by means of steady-state ..
  76. doi Modulation of DNA damage and alteration of gene expression during aflatoxicosis via dietary supplementation of Spirulina (Arthrospira) and Whey protein concentrate
    Aziza M Hassan
    Cell Biology Department, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
    Ecotoxicol Environ Saf 79:294-300. 2012
    ..It could be concluded that both SPN and WPC induced a protective action and regulated the alteration of genes expression induced by AFs; however, the combined treatment may be useful than the single treatment...
  77. doi Arthrospira platensis biomass with high protein content cultivated in continuous process using urea as nitrogen source
    I Avila-Leon
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    J Appl Microbiol 112:1086-94. 2012
    b>Arthrospira platensis has been studied for single-cell protein production because of its biomass composition and its ability of growing in alternative media...
  78. doi Alteration of the biomass composition of Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis under various amounts of limited phosphorus
    Giorgos Markou
    Department of Natural Resources Management and Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural University of Athens, Iera Odos 75, 11855 Athens, Greece
    Bioresour Technol 116:533-5. 2012
    In this study the biomass composition alteration of the cyanobacterium Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis under various amounts of limited phosphorus is studied...
  79. doi Evaluation of Arthrospira platensis extracellular polymeric substances production in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic conditions
    Lamia Trabelsi
    Laboratory of Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology, National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology, BP 59, 5000, Monastir, Tunisia
    Folia Microbiol (Praha) 58:39-45. 2013
    The kinetic study of Arthrospira platensis extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) production under different trophic modes-photoautotrophy (100 μmol photons m(-2) s(-1)), heterotrophy (1...
  80. pmc iAK692: a genome-scale metabolic model of Spirulina platensis C1
    Amornpan Klanchui
    Systems Biology and Bioinformatics Research Group, Biochemical and Pilot Plant Research and Development Unit, King Mongkut s University of Technology Thonburi, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, Thailand
    BMC Syst Biol 6:71. 2012
    Spirulina (Arthrospira) platensis is a well-known filamentous cyanobacterium used in the production of many industrial products, including high value compounds, healthy food supplements, animal feeds, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, for ..
  81. doi Evaluation of growth yield of Spirulina (Arthrospira) sp. in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic cultures
    Katarzyna Chojnacka
    Institute of Inorganic Technology and Mineral Fertilizers, Wroclaw University of Technology, ul Smoluchowskiego 25, 50 372, Wrocław, Poland
    World J Microbiol Biotechnol 28:437-45. 2012
    ..and nitrate-nitrogen in photoautotrophic, heterotrophic and mixotrophic culture of blue-green alga Spirulina (Arthrospira) sp...
  82. pmc Enhanced photosynthetic output via dichroic beam-sharing
    Mark D Redwood
    Unit of Functional Bionanomaterials, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Biotechnol Lett 34:2229-34. 2012
    ..71 % increase in combined photosynthetic activity was achieved by illuminating both Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis from a single beam of simulated sunlight, divided using a dichroic mirror...
  83. doi Photosynthetic efficiency and rate of CO2 assimilation by Arthrospira (Spirulina) platensis continuously cultivated in a tubular photobioreactor
    Marcelo Chuei Matsudo
    Department of Biochemical and Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Biotechnol J 7:1412-7. 2012
    Similar to other photosynthetic microorganisms, the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis can be used to produce pigments, single cell proteins, fatty acids (which can be used for bioenergy), food and feed supplements, and biofixation of ..
  84. doi Amino acid neurotoxins in feathers of the Lesser Flamingo, Phoeniconaias minor
    J S Metcalf
    Institute for Ethnomedicine, Box 3464, Jackson, WY 83001, USA
    Chemosphere 90:835-9. 2013
    The Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) is known to use cyanobacteria (primarily Arthrospira) as a major food source in the East African Rift Valley lakes...
  85. doi Spirulina (arthrospira) protects against valproic acid-induced neural tube defects in mice
    Gerardo N Escalona-Cardoso
    Department of Physiology, National School of Biological Sciences, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
    J Med Food 15:1103-8. 2012
    ..In conclusion, these results illustrate the protective action of SP through its antioxidant activity against VPA-induced teratogenicity...
  86. doi Ultra-sensitive conductometric detection of heavy metals based on inhibition of alkaline phosphatase activity from Arthrospira platensis
    Nadèje Tekaya
    University Lyon, Institut des Sciences Analytiques, CNRS ENS UCBL UMR 5280, Villeurbanne, France
    Bioelectrochemistry 90:24-9. 2013
    ..is based on the conductometric measurement of alkaline phosphatase activity (APA) from the cyanobacterium, Arthrospira platensis, called Spirulina...
  87. pmc Bioactivity and applications of sulphated polysaccharides from marine microalgae
    Maria Filomena de Jesus Raposo
    CBQF Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Centro Regional do Porto da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Rua Dr Antonio Bernardino de Almeida, 4200 072 Porto, Portugal
    Mar Drugs 11:233-52. 2013
    Marine microalgae have been used for a long time as food for humans, such as Arthrospira (formerly, Spirulina), and for animals in aquaculture...
  88. doi The immobilization of Arthrospira platensis biomass in different matrices--a practical application for lead biosorption
    Aleksandra Duda-Chodak
    Department of Fermentation Technology and Technical Microbiology, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland
    J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng 48:509-17. 2013
    The biosorption of lead by cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis) immobilized in different matrices was studied...
  89. doi In situ fluorescence and electrochemical monitoring of a photosynthetic microbial fuel cell
    Alister E Inglesby
    Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3RA, UK
    Phys Chem Chem Phys 15:6903-11. 2013
    Using an in-house developed platform, the performance of an Arthrospira maxima biofilm photosynthetic microbial fuel cell (PMFC) was monitored both optically and electrochemically...
  90. doi Red antenna states of Photosystem I trimers from Arthrospira platensis revealed by single-molecule spectroscopy
    Marc Brecht
    Institut fur Physikalische und Theoretische Chemie, Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen, Auf der Morgenstelle 18, 72076 Tubingen, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1817:445-52. 2012
    ..of red (long-wavelength) chlorophylls in trimeric Photosystem I (PSI) complexes from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis...
  91. pmc Gene transfer in Leptolyngbya sp. strain BL0902, a cyanobacterium suitable for production of biomass and bioproducts
    Arnaud Taton
    Division of Biological Sciences, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e30901. 2012
    ..5 M NaCl, 32 mM urea, high pH, and high solar irradiance. Its growth rate under outdoor conditions rivaled Arthrospira ("pirulina" strains...
  92. ncbi Temperature-independent and -dependent expression of desaturase genes in filamentous cyanobacterium Spirulina platensis strain C1 (Arthrospira sp. PCC 9438)
    P Deshnium
    National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Rama VI Rd, Bangkok, Thailand
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 184:207-13. 2000
    ..These findings suggest that the desaturation of fatty acids might not be a key mechanism in the response to the temperature change of S. platensis strain C1...
  93. ncbi The effect of low light flux and nitrogen deficiency on the chemical composition of Spirulina sp. (Arthrospira) grown on digested pig waste
    E J Olguín
    Departamento de Biotecnologia, Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Mexico
    Bioresour Technol 77:19-24. 2001
    ..Finally, polysaccharide content was significantly higher (P < 0.05) at the high light intensity and a very high content of total polysaccharides (28.41%) was observed in the complex medium...
  94. ncbi The cpcB-cpcA locus as a tool for the genetic characterization of the genus Arthrospira (Cyanobacteria): evidence for horizontal transfer
    Jean François Manen
    University of Geneva, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques, Chambésy, Switzerland
    Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 52:861-7. 2002
    To investigate the genetic diversity of the genus Arthrospira and to compare it with other cyanobacteria, sequences of 670 nt from the phycocyanin operon were determined for 23 natural, cultivated or commercial strains of Arthrospira and ..
  95. ncbi Structure of cytochrome c6 from Arthrospira maxima: an assembly of 24 subunits in a nearly symmetric shell
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Box 951570, 90095 1570, USA
    Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr 58:1104-10. 2002
    Cytochrome c(6) from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima is present in isoforms that can be resolved by size-exclusion chromatography...
  96. ncbi Dilution of solar radiation through "culture" lamination in photobioreactor rows facing south-north: a way to improve the efficiency of light utilization by cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis)
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione Dinamica del Suolo, Faunistica e Microrganismi Fotosintetici, CNR, Piazzale delle Cascine, 28 50144 Firenze, Italia
    Biotechnol Bioeng 81:305-15. 2003
    ..01 m) arranged in rows in two photobioreactors facing south-north. A high Arthrospira yield of 47...
  97. ncbi The crystal structure of a cyanobacterial water-soluble carotenoid binding protein
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Structure 11:55-65. 2003
    ..the crystal structure of a water-soluble orange carotenoid protein (OCP) isolated from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira maxima at a resolution of 2.1 A. OCP forms a homodimer with one carotenoid molecule per monomer...
  98. ncbi Structural and EPR characterization of the soluble form of cytochrome c-550 and of the psbV2 gene product from the cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus elongatus
    Cheryl A Kerfeld
    Molecular Biology Institute, UCLA, Box 951570, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1570, USA
    Plant Cell Physiol 44:697-706. 2003
    ..elongatus cytochrome c-550 structure to its counterparts from mesophilic organisms, Synechocystis 6803 and Arthrospira maxima, suggests that increased numbers of hydrogen bonds may play a role in the structural basis of ..
  99. ncbi P700+- and 3P700-induced quenching of the fluorescence at 760 nm in trimeric Photosystem I complexes from the cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
    Eberhard Schlodder
    Max Volmer Laboratorium für Biophysikalische Chemie, Technische Universitat Berlin, Strasse des 17 Juni, 135, 10623 Berlin, Germany
    Biochim Biophys Acta 1706:53-67. 2005
    The 5 K absorption spectrum of Photosystem I (PS I) trimers from Arthrospira platensis (old name: Spirulina platensis) exhibits long-wavelength antenna (exciton) states absorbing at 707 nm (called C707) and at 740 nm (called C740)...
  100. ncbi Hydrodynamic alterations during cyanobacteria (Arthrospira platensis) growth from low to high biomass concentration inside tubular photobioreactors
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto F no, Firenze, Italy
    Biotechnol Prog 21:416-22. 2005
    The rheological behavior of an Arthrospira culture was studied from low to high biomass concentration. Two tubular undulating row photobioreactors (TURP-5r and TURP-10r), with a very short light path of 1...
  101. ncbi Growth characteristics of Arthrospira platensis cultured inside a new close-coil photobioreactor incorporating a mandrel to control culture temperature
    Pietro Carlozzi
    Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Istituto per lo Studio degli Ecosistemi, Sezione di Firenze, Polo Scientifico, Via Madonna del Piano, 50019 Sesto F no, Firenze, Italy
    Biotechnol Bioeng 90:675-84. 2005
    The aim of this study was to investigate Arthrospira growth inside a new CCP incorporating a mandrel for culture temperature control. Some hydrodynamic aspects and photobioreactor performances were investigated as well...

Research Grants1

  1. Structure of reaction intermediates in the bc1 complex
    Sergei A Dikanov; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The central role of bc1 complex plays out in many medical scenarios in which defects lead to pathology, among them cellular death through ROS-mediated damage, mitochondrial myopathies, and apoptosis, and in drug targeting. ..