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Photosynthetica

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 306–315 | Cite as

Characterization of isolated photosystem I from Halomicronema hongdechloris, a chlorophyll f-producing cyanobacterium

  • Y. Li
  • N. Vella
  • M. Chen
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Abstract

Halomicronema hongdechloris is a chlorophyll (Chl) f-producing cyanobacterium. Chl f biosynthesis is induced under far-red light, extending its photosynthetically active radiation range to 760 nm. In this study, PSI complexes were isolated and purified from H. hongdechloris, grown under white light (WL) and far-red light (FR), by a combination of density gradient ultracentrifugation and chromatographic separation. WL-PSI showed similar pigment composition as that of Synechocystis 6803, using Chl a in the reaction center. Both Chl a and f were detected in the FR-PSI, although Chl f was a minor component (~8% of total Chl). The FR-PSI showed a maximal fluorescence emission peak of 750 nm at 77 K, which is red-shifted ~20 nm compared to the 730 nm recorded from the WL-PSI. The absorption peaks of P700 for WLPSI and FR-PSI were 699 nm and 702 nm, respectively. The function of Chl f in FR-PSI is discussed.

Additional key words

cyanobacteria far-red light photoacclimation oxygenic photosynthesis red-shifted chlorophyll 

Abbreviation

APC

allophycocyanin

CCA

complementary chromatic adaptation

Chl

chlorophyll

FR

730 nm light-emitting diodes

DoDM

β-dodecyl maltoside

FaRLiP

far-red light photoacclimation

FR

far-red light

FR-PSI

isolated PSI from 730 nm LED-illuminated culture

OG

n-octyl-β-D-glucopyranoside

PC

phycocyanin

TMPD

N,N,N',N'-tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine

WL

white fluorescent light

WL-PSI

isolated PSI from white light culture

6803-PSI

purified PSI complexes from Synechocystis 6803

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life and Environmental ScienceUniversity of SydneyNSWAustralia

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