Biogeography of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Genes in Marine Phytoplankton


Bibby, Thomas S., Zhang, Yinan and Chen, Min (2009) Biogeography of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Genes in Marine Phytoplankton. PLoS One, 4, (2), e4601. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004601).

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Photosynthetic light-harvesting proteins are the mechanism by which energy enters the marine ecosystem. The dominant prokaryotic photoautotrophs are the cyanobacterial genera Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus that are defined by two distinct light-harvesting systems, chlorophyll-bound protein complexes or phycobilin-bound protein complexes, respectively. Here, we use the Global Ocean Sampling (GOS) Project as a unique and powerful tool to analyze the environmental diversity of photosynthetic light-harvesting genes in relation to available metadata including geographical location and physical and chemical environmental parameters.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1932-6203 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
ePrint ID: 66138
Date Deposited: 05 May 2009
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2014 15:49
Projects:
The impact of iron availability on the ecology of Prochlorococcus populations in the Sargasso Sea
Funded by: NERC (NE/E009670/1)
Led by: Thomas Bibby
1 June 2007 to 31 May 2009
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/66138

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