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Genome sequencing of Leptolyngbya Heron Island, 2Å crystal structure of phycoerythrin and spectroscopic investigation of chromatic acclimation

Abstract Photosynthesis is the primary source of energy for most living organisms. Light harvesting complexes (LHC) play a vital role in harvesting sunlight and passing it on to the protein complexes of the electron transfer chain which create the electrochemical potential across the membrane which drives ATP synthesis. phycobilisomes (PBS) are the most important LHCs in cyanobacteria. PBS is a complex of three light harvesting proteins: phycoerythrin (PE), phycocyanin (PC) and allophycocyanin (APC). This work has been done on a newly discovered cyanobacterium called Leptolyngbya Heron Island (L.HI). This study has three important goals: 1) Sequencing, assembly and annotation of the L.HI genome - Since this is a newly discovered cyanobacterium, its ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Paul, Robin (Author) / Fromme, Petra (Advisor) / Ros, Alexandra (Committee member) / Roberson, Robert (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biochemistry / Bioinformatics / Molecular biology / Chromatic Acclimation / Next-generation sequencing / Photosynthesis / Phycoerythrin / Protein crystallography / Python programming language
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 150 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Chemistry 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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