Plant Molecular Biology Reporter

, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp 242–253

A nomenclature for the genes encoding the chlorophylla/b-binding proteins of higher plants

  • Stefan Jansson
  • Eran Pichersky
  • Roberto Bassi
  • Beverley R. Green
  • Masahiko Ikeuchi
  • Anastasios Melis
  • David J. Simpson
  • Michael Spangfort
  • L. Andrew Staehelin
  • J. Philip Thornber
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DOI: 10.1007/BF02668357

Cite this article as:
Jansson, S., Pichersky, E., Bassi, R. et al. Plant Mol Biol Rep (1992) 10: 242. doi:10.1007/BF02668357

Abstract

We propose a nomenclature for the genes encoding the chlorophylla/b-binding proteins of the light-harvesting complexes of photosystem I and II. The genes encoding LHC I and LHC II polypeptides are namedLhca1 throughLhca4 andLhcb1 throughLhcb6, respectively. The proposal follows the general format recommended by the Commision on Plant Gene Nomenclature. We also present a table for the conversion of old gene names to the new nomenclature.

Key words

CAB genes chlorophylla/b-binding proteins light harvesting complex nomenclature 

Abbreviations

CAB

chlorophylla/b-binding protein

LHC I

light-harvesting complex of photosystem I

LHC II

light-harvesting complex of photosystem II

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefan Jansson
    • 1
  • Eran Pichersky
    • 2
  • Roberto Bassi
    • 3
  • Beverley R. Green
    • 4
  • Masahiko Ikeuchi
    • 5
  • Anastasios Melis
    • 6
  • David J. Simpson
    • 7
  • Michael Spangfort
    • 8
  • L. Andrew Staehelin
    • 9
  • J. Philip Thornber
    • 10
  1. 1.Dept. of Plant PhysiologyUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Dept. of BiologyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di BiologiaPadovaItaly
  4. 4.Botany Dept.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  5. 5.Solar Energy Research GroupThe Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN)SaitamaJapan
  6. 6.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  7. 7.Department of PhysiologyCarlsberg LaboratoryCopenhagenDenmark
  8. 8.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of LundLundSweden
  9. 9.Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental BiologyUniversity of Colorado at BoulderBoulderUSA
  10. 10.Department of BiologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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