ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Ummi S. Halmi Shari, Azlin S. Azmi , Azura Amid, Raha A. Raus, Suleyman A. Muyibi and Dzun N. Jimat
Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Kuliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O Box 10, 50728, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(Spl. Edn. 1):761-768
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 08/01/2014 | Accepted: 24/03/2014 | Published: 31/05/2014

Recently, mutagenesis on cyanobacteria has been performed to enhance carbon dioxide (CO2) bio-mitigation. The physical and chemical mutagens have been introduced on cyanobacteria to induce genetic mutation. Physical mutagen includes electromagnetic radiation, such as gamma rays, x-rays, and ultraviolet (UV) light, while the chemical mutagen includes are ethyl methanesulphonate (EMS), and N-methyl-N’-nitro-N-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG). Different types of mutagen, concentration, incubation period and temperature affect the rate of mutagenesis.  As a result, various kinds of observation were produced. Thus, this review aims at providing an updated account of the research progress in mutagenesis on cyanobacteria and its application in CO2 mitigation enhancement.


Cyanobacteria, physical mutagen, Chemical mutagen, Carbon dioxide mitigation

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