Post-transcriptional Control of the Expression of Photosynthetic Complex Formation in Rhodobacter sphaeroides

  • Samuel Kaplan
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Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a facultative photoheterotroph, able to grow on a variety of reduced organic carbon sources either in the presence or absence of O2, in either the light or dark. When grown anaerobically in the light, the organism is a photoheterotroph utilizing light energy captured and transferred via a series of functionally interrelated spectral complexes. Energy ultimately transferred to the reaction center complex (RC) is the source of oxidation of one of a special pair of bacteriochlorophyll (Bchl) molecules (Sauer, 1986)1.


Mutant Strain Rhodobacter Sphaeroides Photosynthetic Membrane Phototrophic Bacterium Reaction Center Complex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samuel Kaplan
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  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyThe University of Texas Medical School at HoustonHoustonUSA

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