Photoresponses in Eubacteria

  • Judith P. Armitage
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 211)


In 1882 Engelmann carried out some of the earliest experiments on bacterial behavior, using a facultative photosynthetic bacterium, probably Chromatium, isolated from the Rhine outside his laboratory (Engelmann, 1883). I think it is fair to say that in the last one hundred years our understanding of photosynthetic eubacterial responses to light has not advanced far from those early detailed observations by Engelmann.


Swimming Speed Electron Transport Rate Photosynthetic Electron Transport Photosynthetic Bacterium Enteric Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Judith P. Armitage
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  1. 1.Microbiology Unit Department of BiochemistryUniversity of OxfordOxfordEngland

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