Generalized Nitrogen Regulation in the Purple Non-Sulfur Photosynthetic Bacteria

  • Hong-Yu Song


A quarter century ago, the researchers in our laboratory had investigated the mechanism of hydrogen evolution in the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter palustris, which was later found to be a nitrogenase-catalyzed reaction (Song and Huang 1964). Since the mid-70’s, the mechanism of nitrogenase regulation has attracted much attention, and great progress has been made. The members of the photosynthetic bacteria were selected as favourite organisms for the study of the regulation of nitrogenase by many scientists because of their versatile growth types, and the results were highly rewarding.


Glutamine Synthetase Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Rhodopseudomonas Palustris Carbamyl Phosphate 
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