Genetics of the Photosynthetic Prokaryotes

  • Venetia A. Saunders
Part of the Biotechnology Handbooks book series (BTHA, volume 6)


Photosynthetic prokaryotes exhibit a diversity of morphological and metabolic capabilities that deserve intensive genetic analysis. Members of the group are able to grow phototrophically and chemotrophically and can fix nitrogen. The availability of a repertoire of genetic systems now permits application of genetic technology to identifying the mechanisms governing photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation, and membrane biogenesis within a group that includes multicellular as well as unicellular organisms.


Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Conjugative Plasmid Unicellular Cyanobacterium Photosynthetic Prokaryote 
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  • Venetia A. Saunders
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  1. 1.School of Natural SciencesLiverpool PolytechnicLiverpoolUK

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