Effect of light on the cell cycle of a marine synechococcus strain. Academic Article uri icon


  • Light-dependent regulation of cell cycle progression in the marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus strain WH-8101 was demonstrated through the use of flow cytometry. Our results show that, similar to eucaryotic cells, marine Synechococcus spp. display two gaps in DNA synthesis, at the beginning and at the end of the cell cycle. Progression through each of these gaps requires light, and their durations lengthen under light limitation.

publication date

  • February 1989