Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert-Huang transform reveals influences of circadian clock on cyanobacteria exoelectrogenesis.
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Okedi, T., Yunus, K., & Fisher, A. (2022). Decomposing biophotovoltaic current density profiles using the Hilbert-Huang transform reveals influences of circadian clock on cyanobacteria exoelectrogenesis.. Sci Rep, 12 (1) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15111-y
Funder: Cambridge Trust; doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100003343
Funder: Cambridge CARES C4T
Electrons from cyanobacteria photosynthetic and respiratory systems are implicated in current generated in biophotovoltaic (BPV) devices. However, the pathway that electrons follow to electrodes remains largely unknown, limiting progress of applied research. Here we use Hilbert-Huang Transforms to decompose Synechococcus elongatus sp. PCC7942 BPV current density profiles into physically meaningful oscillatory components, and compute their instantaneous frequencies. We develop hypotheses for the genesis of the oscillations via repeat experiments with iron-depleted and 20% CO[Formula: see text] enriched biofilms. The oscillations exhibit rhythms that are consistent with the state of the art cyanobacteria circadian model, and putative exoelectrogenic pathways. In particular, we observe oscillations consistent with: rhythmic D1:1 (photosystem II core) expression; circadian-controlled glycogen accumulation; circadian phase shifts under modified intracellular %ATP; and circadian period shortening in the absence of the iron-sulphur protein LdpA. We suggest that the extracted oscillations may be used to reverse-identify proteins and/or metabolites responsible for cyanobacteria exoelectrogenesis.
Article, /631/80/105, /631/449/1734, /639/4077/893, /639/4077, article
Newton Fund (RG95201)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-15111-y
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/338611