Phycobiliproteins in Prochlorococcus marinus: biosynthesis of pigments and their assembly into proteins.

@article{Wiethaus2010PhycobiliproteinsIP,
  title={Phycobiliproteins in Prochlorococcus marinus: biosynthesis of pigments and their assembly into proteins.},
  author={Jessica Wiethaus and Andrea W U Busch and Thorben Dammeyer and Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel},
  journal={European journal of cell biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={89 12},
  pages={1005-10}
}
Prochlorococcus sp. is a very unique and highly abundant class of organisms within the cyanobacteria. Found in the world's oceans Prochlorococcus is very small in size and possesses the smallest genome of a photosynthetic autotroph. Prochlorococcus is characterized by a special chlorophyll antenna for light harvesting and the absence of classical cyanobacterial phycobilisomes. Despite the lack of phycobilisomes Prochlorococcus possesses remnants thereof which is the phycobiliprotein… CONTINUE READING