Studies on the isolation of and spectral characteristics of phycobilisomes
from Nostoc flagelliforme.
linker family in cyanobacterial genomes: divergence and evolution.
For example, the presence of phycobilisomes
in the light-harvesting system of red algae and cyanobacteria results in generally lower maximal quantum yields (Fv/Fm) than that measured in green and brown algae (Buchel & Wilhem, 1993).
PBPs assemble to be supramolecular complexes called phycobilisomes
and perform in the light harvesting and energy transfer processes in PSII.
The three major phycobiliproteins commonly found in cyanobacterial phycobilisomes
are; Phycocyanin (PC), Allophycocyanin (APC) and Phycoerythrin (PE).
Their topics include phycobilisomes
from cyanobateria, applying genetic tools to cyanobacterial biotechnology and ecology, the status and potential of cyanobacteria and their toxins as agents of bioterrorism, whether or not cyanobacteria in microbial mats can really degrade crude oil, bioluminescence reporter systems for monitoring the gene expression profile in cyanobacteria, a preliminary survey of the economic viability of large-scale photobiological hydrogen production using cyanobacteria raised in marine environments, and advances in marine symbiotic cyanobacteria.
plastid types lacking phycobilisomes
, it may be no more than a
Spectroscopic properties of the c-phycocyanin-allophycocyanin conjugate and the isolated phycobilisomes
from Spirulina platensis.
Large aggregates of phycoerythrins can be prepared by covalent linkage (10) or by chemically stabilizing naturally occurring phycobilisomes
, a naturally aggregated form of phycoerythrin isolated from algae, and the aggregates conjugated to binding proteins to produce reagents with very high fluorescence response (11, 12).
Pigment protein complexes and the concept of the photosynthetic unit: chlorophyll complexes and phycobilisomes
Mercury, at a low concentration (3 [micro]M), enhanced the intensity of room-temperature fluorescence emitted by phycocyanin and induced a blue shift in the emission peak of Spirulina cells, indicating alterations in the energy transfer within the phycobilisomes
are photosynthetic antennae complexes of red algae and cyanobacteria (1-3).