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)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Photosynthetic Bacterium Genetic Tool Neurospora Crassa Carotenoid Biosynthesis Phytoene Desaturase 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Bibliography

  1. Armstrong, G.A, Alberti, M. Leach, F., and Hearst, J. E., 1989, Nucleotide Sequence, Organization, and Nature of the Protein Products of the Carotenoid Biosynthesis Gene Cluster of Rhodobacter capsulatus, Mol. Gen. Genet., 216: 254–268.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bartley, G. E., and Scolnik, P. A., 1989, Carotenoid Biosynthesis in Photosynthetic Bacteria, J. Biol. Chem., in press.Google Scholar
  3. Giuliano, G., Pollock, D., Stapp, H., and Scolnik, P. A., 1988, A Genetic-Physical Map of the Rhodobacter capsulatus Carotenoid Biosynthesis Gene Cluster, Mol. Gen. Genet., 213: 78–83.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Pollock, D., Bauer, C. E., and Scolnik, P. A., 1988, Transcription of the Rhodobacter capsulatus nifHDK Operon is Modulated by the Nitrogen Source. Construction of Plasmid Expression Vectors Based on the nifHDK Promoter, Gene., 65: 259–275.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Scolnik, P. A., and Marrs, B.L., 1987, Genetic Research with Photosynthetic Bacteria, Ann. Rev.Microbiol., 41: 703–726.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Scolnik, P. A., Walker, M. A., and Marrs, B. L. 1980, Biosynthesis of Carotenoids Derived from Neurosporene in Rhodopseudomonas capsulata, J. Biol.Chem., 255: 2427–2432.PubMedGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© 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

Personalised recommendations