Angelika Balzer

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In the facultative photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus, the transcription of genes encoding pigment binding proteins is tightly regulated in response to the oxygen partial pressure by the RegB/ RegA two component system. After a shift from high to low oxygen tension, the response regulator RegA enhances transcription of the puf and puc operon(More)
Genetic complementation of a sodA sodB Escherichia coli mutant strain was used to clone Rhodobacter capsulatus genes involved in detoxification of superoxide radicals. After sequence analysis, 1 of the 16 identical clones obtained by this selection procedure was shown to contain an open reading frame with sequence similarity to that coding for Fe-containing(More)
The 5' pufQ mRNA segment and the pufLMX mRNA segment of Rhodobacter capsulatus exhibit different stabilities. Degradation of both mRNA segments is initiated by RNase E-mediated endonucleolytic cleavage. While Rhodobacter RNase E does not discriminate between the different sequences present around the cleavage sites within pufQ and pufL, Escherichia coli(More)
Three wheat sequences, shown to be homologous to pollen allergen encoding, DNA replication regulating, and DNA (cytosine-5)-methyltransferase genes were localized on chromosomes using nullisomic-tetrasomic wheat ('Chinese Spring') and wheat-rye ('Chinese Spring'/'Imperial') addition lines. Whereas the loci for the pollen allergen encoding sequence (Tri a(More)
Individual segments of the polycistronic puf mRNA of Rhodobacter capsulatus exhibit extremely different half-lives contributing to the stoichiometry of light-harvesting and reaction centre complexes of this facultative phototrophic bacterium. While earlier investigations shed light on the processes leading to the degradation of the 2.7 kb pufBALMX mRNA and,(More)
In the facultative photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus, the transcription of genes encoding pigment binding proteins is tightly regulated in response to the oxygen partial pressure by the RegB/ RegA two component system. After a shift from high to low oxygen tension, the response regulator RegA enhances transcription of the puf and puc operon(More)
Expression of the puf and puc operons, which encode proteins of the photosynthetic apparatus of Rhodobacter capsulatus, is regulated by oxygen. A drop in the oxygen tension in the environment leads to an increase in the levels of puf and puc mRNAs. In strains lacking bacteriochlorophyll (Bchl) due to mutations in bch genes, the rise in puf and puc mRNA(More)
The formation of photosynthetic complexes in facultatively photosynthetic bacteria is controlled by the oxygen tension in the environment. In Rhodobacter capsulatus the two-component system RegB/RegA plays a major role in the redox control of photosynthesis genes but also controls other redox-dependent systems. The response regulator RegA is phosphorylated(More)
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