A phosphorylated DNA-binding protein is specific for the red-light signal during complementary chromatic adaptation in cyanobacteria.

Complementary chromatic adaptation is a mechanism by which some cyanobacteria that are able to synthesize phycoerythrin can adapt their pigment (phycobiliprotein) content to the incident wavelengths of the light. In Calothrix sp. PCC 7601 it concerns phycoerythrin (cpe operon), synthesized under green light, and phycocyanin-2 (cpc2 operon), expressed under… CONTINUE READING