Synechococcus experiment

We examined endometabolite production and transfer to surrounding bacteria by the cyanobacteria Synechococcus growing under three different temperatures; 20°C, 24°C, and 28°C. They all grew perfectly and were nice and pink at harvest in late exponential growth phase. We sampled for nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and mRNA analyses. The highly labile carbon released from the cyanobacteria are found at low concentrations in the media and the co-cultured bacterial gene expressions will help us as a biosensor to predict what is present for it to use.

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