Loss of Albino3 leads to the specific depletion of the light-harvesting system.

@article{Bellafiore2002LossOA,
  title={Loss of Albino3 leads to the specific depletion of the light-harvesting system.},
  author={St{\'e}phane Bellafiore and Patrick J. Ferris and Helle Naver and Vera G{\"o}hre and J. D. Rochaix},
  journal={The Plant cell},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 9},
  pages={2303-14}
}
The chloroplast Albino3 (Alb3) protein is a chloroplast homolog of the mitochondrial Oxa1p and YidC proteins of Escherichia coli, which are essential components for integrating membrane proteins. In vitro studies in vascular plants have revealed that Alb3 is required for the integration of the light-harvesting complex protein into the thylakoid membrane. Here, we show that the gene affected in the ac29 mutant of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is Alb3.1. The availability of the ac29 mutant has… CONTINUE READING