Characterization of chlorophyll-protein complexes isolated from two marine green algae, Bryopsis maxima and Ulva pertusa, growing in the intertidal zone.


:Three Chl-protein complexes were isolated from thylakoid membranes of Bryopsis maxima and Ulva pertusa, marine green algae that inhabit the intertidal zone of the Pacific Ocean off the eastern coast of Japan by dodecyl-beta-D-maltoside polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. The slowest-moving fractions showed low Chl a/b and Chl/P-700 ratios, indicating that this fraction corresponds to complexes in PS I, which is large in both algae. The intermediate and fastest-moving fractions showed the traits of PS II complexes, with some associated Chl a/b-protein complexes and LHC II, respectively. The spectral properties of the separated Chl-proteins were also determined. The absorption spectra showed a shallow shoulder at 540 nm derived from siphonaxanthin in Bryopsis maxima, but not in Ulva pertusa. The 77 K emission spectra showed a single peak in Bryopsis maxima and two peaks in Ulva pertusa. Besides the excitation spectra indicated that the excitation energy transfer to the PS I complexes differed quite a lot higher plants. This suggested that the mechanisms of energy transfer in both of these algae differ from those of higher plants. Considering the light environment of this coastal area, the large size of the antennae of PS I complexes implies that the antennae are arranged so as to balance light absorption between the two photosystems. In addition, we discuss the relationships among the photosystem stoichiometry, the energy transfer, and the distribution between the two photosystems.


Photosynth Res


Photosynthesis research


Yamazaki JY,Kozu A,Fukunaga Y




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    abstract::Lipids are important components of transmembrane protein complexes. In order to study the roles of lipids in photosystem II (PSII), we treated the PSII core dimer complex from a thermophilic cyanobacterium Thermosynechococcus vulcanus with phospholipase A(2) (PLA(2)) and lipase, and examined their effects on PSII stru...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Leng J,Sakurai I,Wada H,Shen JR

    更新日期:2008-10-01 00:00:00

  • Carbohydrate regulation of leaf development: Prolongation of leaf senescence in Rubisco antisense mutants of tobacco.

    abstract::Previous investigations have shown that increased source strength as a result of elevated CO(2) can alter the timing of the phases of change that occur in photosynthetic rates during dicot leaf ontogeny [Miller et al. (1997) Plant Physiol 115: 1195-1200]. To evaluate the converse situation of decreased source strength...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Miller A,Schlagnhaufer C,Spalding M,Rodermel S

    更新日期:2000-01-01 00:00:00

  • A model for the mechanism of chloride activation of oxygen evolution in photosystem II.

    abstract::A hypothesis is proposed to explain the function of Cl(-) in activating the oxygenevolving complex (OEC) of photosystem II (PS II), based on the results of recent (35)Cl-NMR studies. The putative mechanism involves Cl(-) binding to two types of sites. An intrinsic site is suggested to be composed of three histidyl res...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Coleman WJ,Govindjee

    更新日期:1987-09-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of sucrose-bound polynuclear iron oxyhydroxide nanoparticles on the efficiency of electron transport in the photosystem II membranes.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Semin BК,Davletshina LN,Rubin AB

    更新日期:2019-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Niedzwiedzki DM,Liu H,Chen M,Blankenship RE

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  • Linear and nonlinear optical responses in bacteriochlorophyll a.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sugisaki M,Fujii R,Cogdell RJ,Hashimoto H

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  • Occurrence of the carotenoid lactucaxanthin in higher plant LHC II.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Phillip D,Young AJ

    更新日期:1995-03-01 00:00:00

  • A new evaluation of chlorophyll absorption in photosynthetic membranes.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Brown JS

    更新日期:1983-12-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Van Gorkom HJ

    更新日期:1985-01-01 00:00:00

  • International conference on "Photosynthesis research for sustainability-2013: in honor of Jalal A. Aliyev", held during June 5-9, 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research



    authors: Allakhverdiev SI,Huseynova IM,Govindjee

    更新日期:2013-12-01 00:00:00

  • Regulation of C4-phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase activity by ambient CO2.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Samaras Y,Manetas Y

    更新日期:1988-11-01 00:00:00

  • Toward a photosynthetic microbial platform for terpenoid engineering.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Davies FK,Jinkerson RE,Posewitz MC

    更新日期:2015-03-01 00:00:00

  • Dark-to-light transition in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942 cells studied by fluorescence kinetics assesses plastoquinone redox poise in the dark and photosystem II fluorescence component and dynamics during state 2 to state 1 transition.

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tsimilli-Michael M,Stamatakis K,Papageorgiou GC

    更新日期:2009-03-01 00:00:00

  • Dark inactivation of ferredoxin-NADP reductase and cyclic electron flow under far-red light in sunflower leaves.

    abstract::The oxidation kinetics under far-red light (FRL) of photosystem I (PSI) high potential donors P700, plastocyanin (PC), and cytochrome f (Cyt f) were investigated in sunflower leaves with the help of a new high-sensitivity photometer at 810 nm. The slopes of the 810 nm signal were measured immediately before and after ...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Talts E,Oja V,Rämma H,Rasulov B,Anijalg A,Laisk A

    更新日期:2007-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research



    authors: Blankenship RE,Musick J,Cooley J,Dutcher S,Govindjee

    更新日期:2013-07-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ioannidis NE,Sfichi-Duke L,Kotzabasis K

    更新日期:2011-02-01 00:00:00

  • How rapid are the internal reactions of the ubiquinol:cytochrome c 2 oxidoreductase?

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Crofts AR,Wang Z

    更新日期:1989-01-01 00:00:00

  • Green thoughts in a green shade.

    abstract::The author gives an autobiographical sketch of his path to chlorophyll research, and describes some results. The discussion is largely focused on long wavelength forms of chlorophyll and how they might be generated by self-assembly. Dimers or oligomers, (Chl)n, result from coordination interactions between the central...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Katz JJ

    更新日期:1990-12-01 00:00:00

  • Moderate heat stress accelerates photoinhibition of photosystem I under fluctuating light in tobacco young leaves.

    abstract::Moderate heat stress and fluctuating light are typical conditions in summer in tropical and subtropical regions. This type of stress can cause photodamage to photosystems I and II (PSI and PSII). However, photosynthetic responses to the combination of heat and fluctuating light in young leaves are little known. In thi...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tan SL,Yang YJ,Huang W

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Perspectives on the structure of the photosynthetic oxygen evolving manganese complex and its relation to the Kok cycle.

    abstract::This review describes the progress in our understanding of the structure of the Mn complex in Photosystem II over the last two decades. Emphasis is on the research from our laboratory, especially the results from X-ray absorption spectroscopy, low temperature electron paramagnetic resonance and electron spin echo enve...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Klein MP,Sauer K,Yachandra VK

    更新日期:1993-01-01 00:00:00

  • In one era and out the other.

    abstract::A guided tour through much of photosynthesis research as I saw it, 1936-2001, is presented here. For earlier perspectives, see Myers 1974 (Plant Physiol 54: 420-426) and 1996 (Photosynth Res 50: 195-208). ...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Myers J

    更新日期:2002-01-01 00:00:00

  • Isolation of novel PSII-LHCII megacomplexes from pea plants characterized by a combination of proteomics and electron microscopy.

    abstract::In higher plants, photosystem II (PSII) is a multi-subunit pigment-protein complex embedded in the thylakoid membranes of chloroplasts, where it is present mostly in dimeric form within the grana. Its light-harvesting antenna system, LHCII, is composed of trimeric and monomeric complexes, which can associate in variab...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Albanese P,Nield J,Tabares JA,Chiodoni A,Manfredi M,Gosetti F,Marengo E,Saracco G,Barber J,Pagliano C

    更新日期:2016-12-01 00:00:00

  • Thylakoid membrane landscape in the sixties: a tribute to Andrew Benson.

    abstract::Prior to the 1960s, the model for the molecular structure of cell membranes consisted of a lipid bilayer held in place by a thin film of electrostatically-associated protein stretched over the bilayer surface: (the Danielli-Davson-Robertson "unit membrane" model). Andrew Benson, an expert in the lipids of chloroplast ...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Anderson JM

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Photosynthetic characteristics of a multicellular green alga Volvox carteri in response to external CO2 levels possibly regulated by CCM1/CIA5 ortholog.

    abstract::When CO(2) supply is limited, aquatic photosynthetic organisms induce a CO(2)-concentrating mechanism (CCM) and acclimate to the CO(2)-limiting environment. Although the CCM is well studied in unicellular green algae such as Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, physiological aspects of the CCM and its associated genes in multic...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Yamano T,Fujita A,Fukuzawa H

    更新日期:2011-09-01 00:00:00

  • CAM-idling in Hoya carnosa (Asclepiadaceae).

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    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rayder L,Ting IP

    更新日期:1983-09-01 00:00:00

  • A loop unique to ferredoxin-dependent glutamate synthases is not absolutely essential for ferredoxin-dependent catalytic activity.

    abstract::It had been proposed that a loop, typically containing 26 or 27 amino acids, which is only present in monomeric, ferredoxin-dependent, "plant-type" glutamate synthases and is absent from the catalytic α-subunits of both NADPH-dependent, heterodimeric glutamate synthases found in non-photosynthetic bacteria and NADH-de...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tripathy JN,Hirasawa M,Sutton RB,Dasgupta A,Vaidyanathan N,Zabet-Moghaddam M,Florencio FJ,Srivastava AP,Knaff DB

    更新日期:2015-02-01 00:00:00

  • Heliobacterial photosynthesis.

    abstract::Heliobacteria contain Type I reaction centers (RCs) and a homodimeric core, but unlike green sulfur bacteria, they do not contain an extended antenna system. Given their simplicity, the heliobacterial RC (HbRC) should be ideal for the study of a prototypical homodimeric RC. However, there exist enormous gaps in our kn...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Heinnickel M,Golbeck JH

    更新日期:2007-04-01 00:00:00

  • Errors in differential infrared carbon dioxide analysis resulting from water vapor.

    abstract::Water vapor was added differentially to the gas streams entering the cells of three makes of differential infrared carbon dioxide analysers. Analyser deflections were compared with those expected from dilution of the carbon dioxide by the additional gas. Tests were made at 0, 365, and 730 cm(3) m(-3) concentrations of...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bunce JA,Ward DA

    更新日期:1985-12-01 00:00:00

  • Induced leaf intercellular CO₂, photosynthesis, potassium and nitrate retention and strawberry early fruit formation under macronutrient limitation.

    abstract::Relationships between induced high leaf intercellular CO₂ concentrations, leaf K⁺ and NO₃⁻ ion movement and early fruit formation under macronutrient limitation are not well understood. We examined the effects and interactions of reduced K/N input treatments on leaf intercellular CO₂, photosynthesis rate, carboxylatio...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Li H,Li T,Fu G,Katulanda P

    更新日期:2013-07-01 00:00:00

  • Gaussian band analysis of absorption, fluorescence and photobleaching difference spectra of D1/D2/cytb-559 complex.

    abstract::A study of the absorption and fluorescence characteristics of the D1/D2/cytb-559 reaction centre complex of Photosystem II has been carried out by gaussian decomposition of absorption spectra both at room temperature and 72 K and of the room temperature fluorescence spectrum. A five component fit was found in which th...

    journal_title:Photosynthesis research

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Garlaschi FM,Zucchelli G,Giavazzi P,Jennings RC

    更新日期:1994-09-01 00:00:00