Taton, A., Erikson, C., Yang, Y. et al. The circadian clock and darkness control natural competence in cyanobacteria. Nat Commun 11, 1688 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15384-9 Abstract The cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus is a model organism for the study of circadian rhythms. It is naturally competent for transformation—that is, it takes up DNA from the environment, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Here,...
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