Introduction to the Phototrophic Prokaryotes

  • Roger Y. Stanier
  • Norbert Pfennig
  • Hans G. Trüper


Four taxonomic groups of classical prokaryotes and one group of archaebacteria (Woese, Magrum, and Fox, 1978) can convert light energy into chemical-bond energy. They belong to three functional categories, in terms of the photochemical mechanisms involved (Table 1).


Photosynthetic Apparatus Electron Transport System Purple Bacterium Oxygenic Photosynthesis Green Sulfur Bacterium 
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  • Roger Y. Stanier
  • Norbert Pfennig
  • Hans G. Trüper

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