Photosynthesis Research

, 97:141

Bacteriophytochromes in anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria

Review

DOI: 10.1007/s11120-008-9323-0

Cite this article as:
Giraud, E. & Verméglio, A. Photosynth Res (2008) 97: 141. doi:10.1007/s11120-008-9323-0

Abstract

Since the first discovery of a bacteriophytochrome in Rhodospirillum centenum, numerous bacteriophytochromes have been identified and characterized in other anoxygenic photosynthetic bacteria. This review is focused on the biochemical and biophysical properties of bacteriophytochromes with a special emphasis on their roles in the synthesis of the photosynthetic apparatus.

Keywords

BacteriophytochromeLight-harvesting complexesPhotosynthesis regulationPhotosynthetic apparatusPhotosynthetic bacteria

Abbreviations

BphP

Bacteriophytochrome photoreceptor

BV

Biliverdin

H

Halorhodospira

LH

Light-harvesting

PCB

Phycocyanobilin

PCD

Photosensory core domain

PGC

Photosynthesis gene cluster

pHCA

Para-hydroxy-cinnamic acid

PKS

Polyketide synthase

PS

Photosystem

PYP

Photoactive yellow protein

Rb

Rhodobacter

Rps

Rhodopseudomonas

Rs

Rhodospirillum

REC

CheY-homologuous regulator domain

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire des Symbioses Tropicales et MéditerranéennesIRD, CIRAD, AGRO-M, INRA, UM2Montpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.CEA, DSV, IBEB, Lab Bioenerget CellulaireSaint-Paul-lez-DuranceFrance
  3. 3.CNRS, UMR Biol Veget & Microbiol EnvironSaint-Paul-lez-DuranceFrance
  4. 4.Aix-Marseille UniversitéSaint-Paul-lez-DuranceFrance