Bibby, Thomas S., Zhang, Yinan and Chen, Min
Biogeography of Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Genes in Marine Phytoplankton
PLoS ONE, 4, (2), . (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.
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