cyanophycin


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cyanophycin

[‚sī·ə·nō′fīs·ən]
(biochemistry)
A granular protein food reserve in the cells of blue-green algae, especially in the peripheral cytoplasm.
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Chapters discuss xanthan biosynthesis by xanthomonas bacteria, microbial production of alginate, bacterial cellulose production, biosynthesis and application of cyanophycin, applications with levan, microbial hyaluronic acid biosynthesis, fermentative production of organic acids for polymer synthesis, metabolic engineering of microorganisms for oligosaccharide and polysaccharide production, microbial exopolysaccharides, and polyhydroxyalkanoates from bacterial storage compound via renewable plastic to bio-bead.