X-ray Crystallography of Photosynthetic Proteins

  • Petra Fromme
  • James P. Allen
Part of the Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration book series (AIPH, volume 26)

This chapter provides an overview on the present status of the X-ray structure analysis of photosynthetic proteins. The methods and problems of crystallization and X-ray structure analysis of the large photosynthetic protein complexes are discussed. In the second part of the chapter, selected structures of the protein complexes are presented and the function of the proteins is briefly discussed based on the structural information.


Purple Bacterium Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Photosynthetic Reaction Center Photosynthetic Protein Synechococcus Elongatus 
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  • Petra Fromme
    • 1
  • James P. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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