Cyanobacteria in terrestrial symbiotic systems

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dc.contributor University of Helsinki, Lichens en Rikkinen, Jouko
dc.contributor.editor Hallenbeck, Patrick 2020-01-15T12:25:02Z 2020-01-15T12:25:02Z 2017-04
dc.identifier.citation Rikkinen , J 2017 , Cyanobacteria in terrestrial symbiotic systems . in P Hallenbeck (ed.) , Modern topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes : Environmental and Applied Aspects . Springer International Publishing AG , London , pp. 243-294 . en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-46259-2
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-46261-5
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83348646
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: e012b67b-679e-47d6-8a31-9d7a6915fc47
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85038026309
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-4615-6639/work/32700656
dc.description.abstract Filamentous cyanobacteria are important primary producers and N2 fixers in many terrestrial environments. As reduced nitrogen is often limiting, some thalloid liverworts (Marchantiophyta), hornworts (Anthocerophyta), the water fern Azolla (Salviniales), cycads (Cycadophyta), and the angiosperm Gunnera (Gunnerales) have evolved the ability to establish stable and structurally well-defined symbioses with N2-fixing cyanobacteria. Also a wide diversity of lichen-forming fungi have cyanobacteria as photosynthetic symbionts or as N2-fixing symbionts. Cyanolichen symbioses have evolved independently in different fungal lineages, and evolution has often resulted in convergent morphologies in distantly related groups. DNA techniques have provided a wealth of new information on the diversity of symbiotic cyanobacteria and their hosts. The fact that many plants and fungi engage in many different symbioses simultaneously underlines the probable significance of diffuse evolutionary relationships between different symbiotic systems, including cyanobacterial and mycorrhizal associations. This review introduces the reader to recent research on symbiotic cyanobacteria in terrestrial ecosystems and shortly describes the astonishing range of diversity in these ecologically important associations. en
dc.format.extent 51
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer International Publishing AG
dc.relation.ispartof Modern topics in the Phototrophic Prokaryotes Environmental and Applied Aspects
dc.rights en
dc.subject 118 Biological sciences en
dc.title Cyanobacteria in terrestrial symbiotic systems en
dc.type Chapter
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