Oxyphotobacteria: antenna ring around photosystem I

Bibby, T.S., Nield, J., Partensky, F. and Barber, J. (2001) Oxyphotobacteria: antenna ring around photosystem I. Nature, 413, (6856), 590. (doi:10.1038/35098153).


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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/35098153


The oceanic picoplankton Prochlorococcus - probably the most abundant photosynthetic organism on our planet - can grow at great depths where light intensity is very low. We have found that the chlorophyll-binding proteins in a deep-living strain of this oxyphotobacterium form a ring around a trimer of the photosystem I (PS I) photosynthetic reaction centre, a clever arrangement that maximizes the capture of light energy in such dim conditions.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1038/35098153
Additional Information: Brief communication
ISSNs: 0028-0836 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > National Oceanography Centre (NERC)
ePrint ID: 37563
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
11 October 2001Published
Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:06
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/37563

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