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Oxyphotobacteria: antenna ring around photosystem I

Bibby, T.S.; Nield, J.; Partensky, F.; Barber, J.. 2001 Oxyphotobacteria: antenna ring around photosystem I. Nature, 413 (6856). 590. 10.1038/35098153

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Abstract/Summary

The oceanic picoplankton Prochlorococcus - probably the most abundant photosynthetic organism on our planet - can grow at great depths where light intensity is very low. We have found that the chlorophyll-binding proteins in a deep-living strain of this oxyphotobacterium form a ring around a trimer of the photosystem I (PS I) photosynthetic reaction centre, a clever arrangement that maximizes the capture of light energy in such dim conditions.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1038/35098153
ISSN: 0028-0836
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Brief communication
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Date made live: 23 May 2006 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/137563

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