A unique low light adaptation mechanism in Rhodobacter azotoformans

@article{Li2014AUL,
  title={A unique low light adaptation mechanism in Rhodobacter azotoformans},
  author={Kai Li and Chun-gui Zhao and Huiying Yue and Suping Yang},
  journal={Journal of Basic Microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={54}
}
In this paper, we reported for the first time that Rhodobacter azotoformans was capable of synthesizing a spectral variant of peripheral light‐harvesting complex (LH3), besides a high light form (LH2), in response to low light intensity. Carotenoid components in these complexes were analyzed by absorption spectra, high‐pressure liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy analysis. Only spheroidene carotenoid was detected in LH2, while LH3 possessed three kinds of carotenoids, spheroidene… Expand
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