Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 86, Issue 1–2, pp 165–173 | Cite as

Photosynthetic Apparatus of Antenna-reaction Centres Supercomplexes in Oxyphotobacteria: Insight through Significance of Pcb/IsiA Proteins



In this Review we give an overview of the structure and function of the membrane-bound photosynthetic antenna reaction centre complexes present in oxyphotobacteria. We summarise how variations in the organisation of these complexes have enabled oxyphotobacteria to exploit different ecological niches and discuss the evolutionary relationships of the IsiA/Pcb family of pigment-binding proteins.


antenna-reaction centre supercomplexes IsiA lateral gene transfer light-harvesting complex Pcb 





iron-stress-induced protein A


light-harvesting protein


Photosystem I


Photosystem II




prochloropytes chlorophyll a/b protein


reaction centre


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Institute of Marine and Coastal SciencesRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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