Clade-Specific Quantitative Analysis of Photosynthetic Gene Expression in Prochlorococcus


Newly designed primers targeting rbcL (CO2 fixation), psbA (photosystem II) and rnpB (reference) genes were used in qRT-PCR assays to assess the photosynthetic capability of natural communities of Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic organism on Earth and a major contributor to primary production in oligotrophic oceans. After optimizing sample… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133207


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