Molecular genetic analysis of terminal steps in bacteriochlorophyll a biosynthesis: characterization of a Rhodobacter capsulatus strain that synthesizes geranylgeraniol-esterified bacteriochlorophyll a.

@article{Bollivar1994MolecularGA,
  title={Molecular genetic analysis of terminal steps in bacteriochlorophyll a biosynthesis: characterization of a Rhodobacter capsulatus strain that synthesizes geranylgeraniol-esterified bacteriochlorophyll a.},
  author={David W Bollivar and Shaomeng Wang and James P. Allen and Carl E. Bauer},
  journal={Biochemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={33 43},
  pages={12763-8}
}
Site-directed mutational analysis of the Rhodobacter capsulatus photosynthesis gene cluster was undertaken in order to identify and characterize genetic loci involved in bacteriochlorophyll a biosynthesis. A mutant in orf304 was shown to accumulate the tetrapyrrole intermediate "bacteriochlorophyllide a" which is a tetrapyrrole that has a… CONTINUE READING