Role of the H protein in assembly of the photochemical reaction center and intracytoplasmic membrane in Rhodospirillum rubrum.


Rhodospirillum rubrum is a model for the study of membrane formation. Under conditions of oxygen limitation, this facultatively phototrophic bacterium forms an intracytoplasmic membrane that houses the photochemical apparatus. This apparatus consists of two pigment-protein complexes, the light-harvesting antenna (LH) and photochemical reaction center (RC… (More)