Organization of Chlorophyll and Protein in Chlorosomes

  • J. M. Olson
  • D. C. Brune
  • P. D. Gerola
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Abstract

Chlorosomes are membrane-attached antenna complexes containing BCh1 c (or d or e in some strains) and small amounts of BCh1 a that occur in both Chlorobiaceae and Chloroflexaceae (Blankenship et al., 1988a), even though these bacterial families are not closely related (Woese, 1987). Although the chlorosomes in the two families have identical functions, some structural differences have been noted in the size of the internal rod elements (Feick and Fuller,1984; Wechsler et al., 1985; Gerola et al.,1988; Wagner-Huber et al., 1988) and in their mode of attachment to the cytoplasmic membrane (Staehelin et al., 1980; Sprague et al., 1981).

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Green Sulfur Bacterium Rotational Strength Green Bacterium Lithium Dodecylsulfate Green Photosynthetic Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Olson
    • 1
  • D. C. Brune
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. D. Gerola
    • 3
  1. 1.Inst. of BiochemistryOdense UniversityOdense MDenmark
  2. 2.Dept. of Chemistry and Center for the Study of Early Events in PhotosynthesisArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  3. 3.Dept. of EcologyUniversity of CalabriaCosenzaItaly

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