Structural and Functional Properties of the Reaction Center of Green Bacteria and Heliobacteria
The most thoroughly studied reaction centers are undoubtedly those of purple bacteria, and in particular those of the non-sulfur purple bacteria Rhodopseudomonas viridis and Rhodobacter sphaeroides, which form the main subject of these proceedings. However, bacterial photosynthesis is not confined to purple bacteria alone: the green bacteria and the recently discovered heliobacteria (Gest and Favinger, 1983; Beer-Romero and Gest, 1987) form equally interesting groups of photosynthetic organisms.
KeywordsReaction Center Circular Dichroism Spectrum Core Complex Purple Bacterium Green Sulfur Bacterium
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