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Characterization of Structure and Function of Microbial Communities in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 Photobioreactors

Abstract Creating sustainable alternatives to fossil fuel resources is one of the greatest

challenges facing mankind. Solar energy provides an excellent option to alleviate modern dependence on fossil fuels. However, efficient methods to harness solar energy are still largely lacking. Biomass from photosynthetic organisms can be used as feedstock to produce traditional fuels, but must be produced in great quantities in order to meet the demands of growing populations. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotic photosynthetic microorganisms that can produce biomass on large scales using only sunlight, carbon dioxide, water, and small amounts of nutrients. Thus, Cyanobacteria are a viable option for sustainable production of biofuel feedstock material. Photobiore... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Zevin, Alexander Simon (Author) / Rittmann, Bruce E (Advisor) / Krajmalnik-Brown, Rosa (Advisor) / Vermaas, Willem FJ (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Environmental engineering / Molecular biology / Microbiology / Microbial Ecology / Photobioreactor / Synechocystis
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 165 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biological Design 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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