Study of Phosphate Metabolism of cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya


  • Vidhi Verma SAM Global University, Bhopal, India Author
  • Meenakshi Banerjee Centre for Applied Algal Research, Rice University, USA Author


Leptolyngbya, Phosphatase Activity, Halophilic Enzymes, Phylogenetic


Leptolyngbyais is a polyextremophile found in more than one extreme condition. It thrives in lukewarm water and grows readily in high salinity. This cyanobacterium gains considerable importance, considering recent studies about halophilic enzymes and proteins. In the present study, some important conclusions will take us a long way in formulating principles for the beneficial use of this extreme organism. The high phosphatase activity rate indicates the enzyme’s flexibility and stability at high temperatures and salinity. Phylogenetic studies with 16S rDNA show some very interesting results in Leptolyngbya. The study suggests that it evolved from a common ancestor and diverged into discrete species in dissimilar habitats separated by great distances geographically. The study has unravelled a lot of significant data and opened many new avenues of research in the industrial use of extremophiles, which answer the fundamental questions of the existence of extremophilic organisms on Earth and their use in various biotechnological processes.




How to Cite

Study of Phosphate Metabolism of cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya. (2024). International Journal of Innovative Research in Technology and Science, 12(2), 442-452.