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Organization of the Photosynthetic Membrane of Rhodopseudomonas Viridis Using Biochemical, Immunological and Electron Microscopical Methods

  • Francis A. Jay


Rhodopseudomonas viridis is a purple photosynthetic bacterium which has a natural econiche in the depths of stagnant water. It possesses an excellent adaptation to the energy-poor, long wavelength, light which reaches it by a repetitive, hexagonal arrangement of the light collecting antennae components and by the possession of a bacteriochlorophyll pigment (BCh1 b) which has a wavelength optimum at 1015-1020 nm.


Crystallization Hexagonal Polypeptide Histidine Glucoside 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis A. Jay
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  1. 1.Sandoz AGBaselSwitzerland

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