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

Review

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Abbreviations

Chl

chlorophyll

IsiA

iron-stress-induced protein A

LH

light-harvesting protein

PS I

Photosystem I

PS II

Photosystem II

PBP

phycobiliprotein

Pcb

prochloropytes chlorophyll a/b protein

RC

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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