Isolation and Characterization of the Allophycocyanin Complexes of the Cyanobacterium Mastigocladuslaminosus

  • A. Esteban
  • W. Sidler
  • G. Frank
  • P. Füglistaller
  • R. Rümbeli
  • H. Zuber

Abstract

Cyanobacteria contain extramembraneous light-harvesting pigment protein-complexes, the phycobiliproteins. In most of these organisms, three phycobiliproteins (allophycocyanin, C-phycocyanin, phycoerythrin and phycoerythrocyanin) are present and can be distinguished by their absorption and fluorescence spectra. They are aggregated into large light-harvesting antennae, the phycobilisomes, which absorb light energy between 500 nm and 650 nm and transfer the excitation energy to the reaction center in the photosynthetic membrane.

Keywords

Potassium Phosphate Photosynthetic Membrane Linker Polypeptide Linear Tetrapyrrole Mastigocladus Laminosus 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Esteban
    • 1
  • W. Sidler
    • 1
  • G. Frank
    • 1
  • P. Füglistaller
    • 1
  • R. Rümbeli
    • 1
  • H. Zuber
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Molekularbiologie und BiophysikETH-HönggerbergZürichSwitzerland

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