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The Biosynthesis of Cytochrome c

  • Graham W. Pettigrew
  • Geoffrey R. Moore
Part of the Springer Series in Molecular Biology book series (SSMOL)


It is ironic that, in spite of the wealth of information on gene structure and expression in bacteria, very little is known about the bacterial cytochromes. Only recently has the gene structure of cytochrome c2 been determined and there is no genetic information on the controls that must operate to allow the striking metabolic versatility of the bacteria. In contrast, the yeast isocytochrome c system has been extensively characterised by classical genetic methods and more recently using the powerful approaches of recombinant DNA technology. We divide consideration of the subject into the structure of cytochrome c genes and the control of their expression.


Catabolite Repression Levulinic Acid Intermembrane Space Euglena Gracilis Cytoplasmic Ribosome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham W. Pettigrew
    • 1
  • Geoffrey R. Moore
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryRoyal (Dick) School of Veterinary StudiesEdinburghUK
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK

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