Advances in S-Layer Research of Chroococcal Cyanobacteria

  • Jan Šmarda
  • Jiří Komrska
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 252)


Cyanobacteria are among the most ancient residents of the Earth and were the first oxygenic organisms to provide oxygen to the Earth’s atmosphere by photosynthesis. Cyanobacteria appeared some 3.0–2.3 billion years ago, and have not evolved much since then. In today’s biosphere they are ubiquitous, inhabiting the most diverse and extreme ecological niches. Many of them possess crystalline S-layers on the surface of their cell walls.


Optical Diffraction Hexagonal Network Crystalline Array Ancient Resident Concentrate Mineral Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Šmarda
    • 1
  • Jiří Komrska
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biology, Faculty of MedicineMasaryk UniversityBrnoCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Department of Physics Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical UniversityBrnoCzechoslovakia

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