New Genetic Tools for Rhodobacter capsulatus and Structure and Expression of Genes for Carotenoid Biosynthesis

  • Glenn E. Bartley
  • Pablo A. Scolnik
Part of the FEMS Symposium book series (FEMSS)


Photosynthetic bacteria are currently used as model systems for the study of genetic, biochemical and physical aspects of photosynthesis. In this article we briefly review genetic methods that we developed for use in Rhodobacter capsulatus and we present recent results on the molecular biology of carotenoid biosynthesis.


Photosynthetic Bacterium Genetic Tool Neurospora Crassa Carotenoid Biosynthesis Phytoene Desaturase 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Glenn E. Bartley
    • 1
  • Pablo A. Scolnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Research and Development DepartmentE. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.WilmingtonUSA

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