Multiple evolutionary origins of prochlorophytes, the chlorophyllb-containing prokaryotes

@article{Palenik1992MultipleEO,
  title={Multiple evolutionary origins of prochlorophytes, the chlorophyllb-containing prokaryotes},
  author={Brian Palenik and Robert Haselkorn},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={355},
  pages={265-267}
}
  • Brian Palenik, Robert Haselkorn
  • Published 1992
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • PROCHLOROPHYTES are prokaryotes that carry out oxygenic photosynthesis using chlorophylls a and b, but lack phycobili-proteins as light-harvesting pigments1. These characteristics distinguish them from cyanobacteria, which contain phycobiliproteins, but no chlorophyll b. Three prochlorophyte genera have been described: Prochloron1–3,Prochlorothrix4andProchlorococcus5,6. The prochlorophytes share their pigment characteristics with green plant and euglenoid chloroplasts, which has led to a debate… CONTINUE READING

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