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Characterisation of putative urea-binding SBPs from marine cyanobacteria

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posted on 2022-10-12, 23:03 authored by Hannah Zhu

I would first like to express my gratitude towards my principle supervisor A/Prof. Bridget Mabbutt for her expertise and mentorship throughout this year. Bridget’s encouragement has helped me to gain strength and confidence in producing this thesis. My heartfelt thanks to my associate supervisor Dr Bhumika Shah for providing expertise and direction in my experiments as well as patiently teaching me all the technical skills essential for my experiments, and for never complaining when I show up at her office without notice. I would like to thank A/Prof. Louise Brown for her support before my first presentation to the department and for her willingness to be my associate supervisor later during my candidature. I would like to thank Benjamin Ford for looking after me in the lab, and for being so patiently answering my endless (and sometimes seem to be common-sense) questions. I would also like to thank Dr Nicole Cordina for technical support, Dr Sophie Goodchild for kindly letting me use her chemical reagent when there was an urgent need, Dr Edward Moh for casual troubleshooting, Ari Edmonds for easing my nervousness during a few random chats. Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends, without whom I would not be able to reach this far.


Do binding proteins allow cyanobacteria to scavenge diverse nutrients? Marine cyanobacteria are abundant primary producers that underlie the entire marine food web

Australian Research Council

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Table of Contents

Section 1. Introduction -- Section 2. Materials and Methods -- Section 3. Bioinformatics -- Section 4. Establishing Production of Recombinant SBPS -- Section 5. Binding Interactions for WG115 -- Section 6. – Conclusions – References -- Supplementary Information


A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Master of Research (MRes)

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis MRes


Thesis (MRes), Macquarie University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Department of Molecular Sciences, 2020

Department, Centre or School

Department of Molecular Sciences

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

Bridget Mabbutt

Additional Supervisor 1

Bhumika Shah


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