Soluble Electron-Transfer Proteins of Chlorobiacere

  • U. Fischer


Green sulfur bacleria (Chlorobiaceae) utilize mainly sulfide or thiosulfate as electron donors for their anoxygenic photosynthesis and carbon dioxide reduction (Trüper and Fischer, 1962). Depending on how sulfur compounds are metabolized by anoxyphotobacteria, they can either be oxidized or reduced. Electron-transfer proteins are thus necessary for these redox reactions. Green sulfur bacteria contain various soluble cytochromes and iron-sulfur proteins like ferredoxins and rubredoxins as well as membrane-bound cytochromes. Occurrence and distributions of soluble electron-transfer proteins of Chlorobiaceae so far examined are summarized in Table 1 (Steinmetz, 1984; Fischer, 1986).


Green Sulfur Bacterium Purity Index Anoxygenic Photosynthesis Pseudomonas Oleovorans Green Photosynthetic Bacterium 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Fischer
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  1. 1.Fachbereich Biologie, AG GeomikrobiologieUniversität OldenburgOldenburgGermany

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