Deciphering of the genetic and physiological mechanisms of cyanobacteria to resist environmental stresses

Combining system biotechnology, synthetic biology, and germplasm resource mining, the researchers disclosed mechanism of cyanobacteria cells to adapt to diverse environmental stresses, including strong illumination, high temperature, and concentrated salts, and the obtained functional genes, modules, and strategies, have been utilized to improve cellular robustness of cyanobacteria cell factories. These works have been published in Applied & Environmental Microbiology, Frontiers in Microbiology, Biotechnology for Biofuels, et al.