Cyanobacterial phycobilisomes: Selective dissociation monitored by fluorescence and circular dichroism.

@article{Rigbi1980CyanobacterialPS,
  title={Cyanobacterial phycobilisomes: Selective dissociation monitored by fluorescence and circular dichroism.},
  author={M Rigbi and J Rosinski and H. W. Siegelman and John C. Sutherland},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1980},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={1961-5}
}
Phycobilisomes are supramolecular assemblies of phycobiliproteins responsible for photosynthetic light collection in red algae and cyanobacteria. They can be selectively dissociated by reduction of temperature and buffer concentration. Phycobilisomes isolated from Fremyella diplosiphon transfer energy collected by C-phycoerythrin and C-phycocyanin to allophycocyanin. The energy transfer to allophycocyanin is nearly abolished at 2 degrees C, as indicated by a blue shift in fluorescence emission… CONTINUE READING

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