SCyCode-related publications

Below please find publications from Research projects since 2018.


Spät, P., Barske, T., Maček, B. and Hagemann, M. (2021), Alterations in the CO2 availability induce alterations in the phosphoproteome of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. New Phytol.

Orthwein T, Scholl J, Spät P, Lucius S, Koch M, Maček B, Hagemann M, Forchhammer K (2021) The novel PII-interactor PirC identifies phosphoglycerate mutase as key control point of carbon storage metabolism in cyanobacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS) 118: e2019988118.

Riediger M., Spät P., Bilger R., Voigt K., Maček B., Hess W.R. (2021) Analysis of a photosynthetic cyanobacterium rich in internal membrane systems via gradient profiling by sequencing (Grad-seq). The Plant Cell 10.1093/plcell/koaa017

Bolay P, Rozbeh R, Muro-Pastor MI, Timm S, Hagemann M, Florencio FJ, Forchhammer K, Klähn S (2021) The novel PII-interacting protein PirA controls flux into the cyanobacterial ornithine-ammonia cycle. mBio, 10.1101/2020.11.23.395327

Doello, S, Burkhardt, M, Forchhammer, K, (2021) The essential role of sodium bioenergetics and ATP homeostasis in the developmental transitions of a cyanobacterium. Curr Biol. 10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.065

Krauspe V., Fahrner M., Spät P., Steglich C., Frankenberg-Dinkel N., Maček B., Schilling O., Hess W.R. (2021) Discovery of a small protein factor involved in the coordinated degradation of phycobilisomes in cyanobacteria. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS) 118: e2012277118

Zhan J., Steglich C., Scholz I., Hess W.R., Kirilovsky D. (2021) Inverse regulation of light harvesting and photoprotection mediated by a 3'end-derived sRNA in cyanobacteria. The Plant Cell, Volume 33, Issue 2, February 2021, Pages 358–380

Hagemann M, Song S, Brouwer EM (2021) Inorganic carbon assimilation in cyanobacteria: Mechanisms, regulation, and engineering. In Hudson P (ed) Cyanobacteria Biotechnology, Wiley, Chapter 1, in press

Schmelling NM, Scheurer N, Köbler C, Wilde A, Axmann IM. Diversity of timing systems in Cyanobacteria and beyond. In: Circadian Rhythms in Bacteria and Microbiomes, Springer Nature, eds. Johnson C and Rust M., 978-3-030-72157-2, in press (book publication)


Makowka, A., Nichelmann, L., Schulze, D., Spengler, K., Wittmann, C., Forchhammer, K,  Gutekunst K. (2020) Glycolytic Shunts Replenish the Calvin–Benson–Bassham Cycle as Anaplerotic Reactions in Cyanobacteria. Molecular plant 13: 471-482

Koch, M., Bruckmoser, J., Scholl, J., Hauf, W. Rieger, B. and Forchhammer, K (2020) Maximizing PHB content in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: a new metabolic engineering strategy based on the regulator PirC. Microb Cell Fact 19: 231

Wiegard A, Köbler C, Oyama K, Dörrich AK, Azai C, Terauchi K, Wilde A, Axmann IM. (2020) Synechocystis KaiC3 displays temperature and KaiB dependent ATPase activity and is important for growth in darkness. J. Bacteriol. 202, e00478-19.

Appel, J., Hueren, V., Boehm, M., Gutekunst, K. (2020) Cyanobacterial in vivo solar hydrogen production my means of a photosystem I-hydrogenase (psaD-hoxYH) fusion complex. Nature Energy

Theune, M. L., Hildebrandt, S., Steffen-Heins, A., Bilger, W., Gutekunst, K., Appel, J. (2020) In-vivo quantification of electron flow through photosystem I – Cyclic electron transport makes up about 35% in a cyanobacterium. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics

Lambrecht J.S., Steglich C., Hess W.R. (2020) A minimum set of regulators to thrive in the ocean. FEMS Microbiology Reviews 44: 232-252

Muro-Pastor A.M., Hess W.R. (2020) Regulatory RNA at the crossroads of carbon and nitrogen metabolism in photosynthetic cyanobacteria. BBA - Gene Regulatory Mechanisms 1863, 194477: 1-12 


Koch, K. Doello, S. Gutekunst, K., Forchhammer, K. (2019) PHB is produced from Glycogen turn-over during nitrogen starvation in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803. (2019) Int. J. Mol. Sci. 20 (8): 1942

Maček B, Forchhammer K, Hardouin J, Weber-Ban E, Grangeasse C, Mijakovic I. 2019. Protein post-translational modifications in bacteria. Nat Rev Microbiol 17 (11), 651-66


Köbler C, Schultz SJ, Kopp D, Voigt K, Wilde A. (2018) The role of the Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 homolog of the circadian clock output regulator RpaA in day-night transitions. Mol. Microbiol. 110, 847-861.

Gutekunst, K. (2018) Hypothesis on the Synchronistic Evolution of Autotrophy and Heterotrophy. Trends in Biochemical Sciences 43: 402-411