Identification of a psbG-Homologous Gene in Synechocystis sp. PCC6803

  • Klaus Steinmüller
  • Lawrence Bogorad


The chloroplast DNAs of higher plants contain several open reading frames (ORFs) of as yet unknown functions (1). In the plastid DNAs of tobacco, maize and the liverwort Marchantia polymorpha three genes are cotranscribed: ndhC-psbG-ORF159 (maize)/158 (tobacco)/159 (M. polymorpha). We have recently demonstrated, that in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803, the three genes occur in the same order and are cotranscribed as well (2).


Specific Probe Amino Acid Sequence Similarity Bacteriocin Production Plastid DNAs Deletion Clone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Steinmüller
    • 1
  • Lawrence Bogorad
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Entwicklungs- und Molekularbiologie der PflanzenHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.The Biological LaboratoriesHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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