Isolation and characterization of light-regulated phycobilisome linker polypeptide genes and their transcription as a polycistronic mRNA.

@article{Lomax1987IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of light-regulated phycobilisome linker polypeptide genes and their transcription as a polycistronic mRNA.},
  author={Terri L. Lomax and Pamela B. Conley and James Schilling and Arthur R Grossman},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1987},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={2675-84}
}
Several cyanobacteria adjust both the phycobiliprotein and linker protein composition of the phycobilisome, a light-harvesting complex in cyanobacteria and some eucaryotic algae, to maximize absorption of prevalent wavelengths of light. This process is called complementary chromatic adaptation. We sequenced the amino terminus of a linker polypeptide which is associated with phycocyanin and accumulates to high levels during growth of the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon in red light. A mixed… CONTINUE READING