Site-directed mutagenesis in photosystem II of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Donor D is a tyrosine residue in the D2 protein.

@article{Vermass1988SitedirectedMI,
  title={Site-directed mutagenesis in photosystem II of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Donor D is a tyrosine residue in the D2 protein.},
  author={W F Vermass and A William Rutherford and Orjan Hansson},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1988},
  volume={85 22},
  pages={8477-81}
}
The chemical nature of electron donor(s) in photosystem II in photosynthetic membranes was analyzed by site-directed mutagenesis of the gene encoding the protein D2 of the photosystem II reaction center. Mutation of the Tyr-160 residue of the D2 protein into phenylalanine results in the disappearance of the electron paramagnetic resonance signal II(S… CONTINUE READING