Kazuhito Inoue

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Photobiological production of H2 by cyanobacteria is considered to be an ideal source of renewable energy because the inputs, water and sunlight, are abundant. The products of photobiological systems are H2 and O2; the H2 can be used as the energy source of fuel cells, etc., which generate electricity at high efficiencies and minimal pollution, as the waste(More)
Ferredoxin-NAD(P)+ oxidoreductase (FNR, [EC], [EC]) from the green sulfur bacterium Chlorobaculum tepidum (CtFNR) is a homodimeric flavoprotein with significant structural homology to bacterial NADPH-thioredoxin reductases. CtFNR homologs have been found in many bacteria, but only in green sulfur bacteria among photoautotrophs. In this(More)
The effects of increasing the heterocyst-to-vegetative cell ratio on the nitrogenase-based photobiological hydrogen production by the filamentous heterocyst-forming cyanobacterium Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 were studied. Using the uptake hydrogenase-disrupted mutant (ΔHup) as the parent, a deletion-insertion mutant (PN1) was created in patN, known to be involved(More)
We report the complete genome sequence of the purple photosynthetic bacterium Blastochloris viridis belonging to α-Proteobacteria. This is the first completed genome sequence of a phototroph producing bacteriochlorophyll b. The genome information will be useful for further analysis of the photosynthetic energy conversion system and bacteriochlorophyll(More)
A mutant of the phototrophic species belonging to the β-proteobacteria, Rubrivivax gelatinosus, lacking the photosynthetic growth ability was constructed by the removal of genes coding for the L, M, and cytochrome subunits of the photosynthetic reaction center complex. The L, M, and cytochrome genes derived from five other species of proteobacteria,(More)
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