Shani Tzahor

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Cyanobacteria of the genera Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus are important contributors to photosynthetic productivity in the open ocean. The discovery of genes (psbA, psbD) that encode key photosystem II proteins (D1, D2) in the genomes of phages that infect these cyanobacteria suggests new paradigms for the regulation, function and evolution of(More)
Cyanobacteria of the genera Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus play a key role in marine photosynthesis, which contributes to the global carbon cycle and to the world oxygen supply. Recently, genes encoding the photosystem II reaction center (psbA and psbD) were found in cyanophage genomes. This phenomenon suggested that the horizontal transfer of these(More)
Cyanobacteria of the genera Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus play a key role in marine photosynthesis that contributes to the global carbon cycle and to the world oxygen supply. Recently, genes (psbA-encoding the D1 protein, psbDencoding the D2 protein and others) that encode the photosystem II (PSII) reaction centre were found in cyanophage genomes. This(More)
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