Phycobilisome: architecture of a light-harvesting supercomplex

  title={Phycobilisome: architecture of a light-harvesting supercomplex},
  author={Mai Watanabe and Masahiko Ikeuchi},
  journal={Photosynthesis Research},
The phycobilisome (PBS) is an extra-membrane supramolecular complex composed of many chromophore (bilin)-binding proteins (phycobiliproteins) and linker proteins, which generally are colorless. PBS collects light energy of a wide range of wavelengths, funnels it to the central core, and then transfers it to photosystems. Although phycobiliproteins are evolutionarily related to each other, the binding of different bilin pigments ensures the ability to collect energy over a wide range of… CONTINUE READING
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